Monday, June 3, 2013
Hair - M. Forman 1979
Still crazy after all these years!
I warrant Forman has been cleverly scarce in his film-making and therefore has avoided failures. (His latest, 'Goya's Ghost' indeed is no masterpiece, but certainly no failure, either.)
Adapting this Broadway-musical on screen was not a sure-fire success, but in the end, 'Hair' is still irresistible, 25 years later, very much thanks to Treat Williams. (WTF happened to his career???)
My 15-year-old was almost as enraptured as I was, at twelve.
My 9-year-old was absolutely enthralled by all the dirty language and naked butts.
And me, this time, I hardly cried at all when that plane took off for Vietnam!