Bob Rafelson
USA 1968
85 min

In 1968, Monkees mania had all but died out. Their television show, a good-natured and often surreal mix of irreverent humor, had just been cancelled. The Monkees seemed too much of a novelty, too much a media creation designed to sell records when art was prized over artifice - the exact opposite of the artless '90s. Head is a remarkable pop culture artifact, subversive in ways that still seem gutsy (as the Beatles, particularly when managed by Brian Epstein, were not allowed to be). The film uses the Monkees' manufactured image as a springboard for a surprisingly sharp satire on the media that spawned them. Depending on which story you believe, the screenplay by director Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson was either thrown together arbitrarily or carefully crafted by Nicholson to illustrate the theories of prescient media guru Marshall McLuhan. Regardless of intent, the result has merit. (Nick Burton)

  • Dennis Hopper - Caesar
  • Jack Nicholson - Jack Torrance
  • sowie Annette Funicello - Minnie
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Michael Nesmith (The Monkees)
  • Timothy Carey - Lord High ’n’ Low
  • Logan Ramsey - Faye Lapid
  • Abraham Sofaer - Swami
  • Vito Scotti - I. Vitteloni
  • Charles Macauley - Inspektor Shrink
  • T.C. Jones - Mr. und Mrs. Ace
  • Charles Irving - Feedback
  • Frank Zappa - Kritiker
  • Teri Garr - Testy True
  • I.J. Jefferson - Lady Pleasure
  • Toni Basil - Tänzerin
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Bob Rafelson
  • Michel Hugo
  • Les Fresholtz
  • Michael Pozen
  • Ken Thorne
  • Peter Tork
  • Michael Nesmith
  • Bob Rafelson
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Carole King
  • Sydney Z. Litwack
  • Gene Ashman
Raybert Productions

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35 mm
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