Hair

Hair

DVD - 1999
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Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate ... with shocking consequences.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, c1999.
Edition: Widescreen version, standard version.
ISBN: 9780792841630
0792841638
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE MUSICAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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biffblack
Apr 24, 2018

Exquisitely filmed -- 1979's Hair belongs to the rare sub-genre of movies that succeed both as comedy and tragedy. Forget the bloated Amadeus -- Hair is the great Milos Forman's real masterpiece. At once wryly amusing and tender, this movie etches an indelible portrait of a time, place, and sensibility embedded deeply within the American psyche. Treat Williams and Charlotte Rae dancing on a table top, the Army personnel singing "Black boys are delicious/they are so damn yummy/they satisfy my tummy..." People, FORGET trash like La La Land and forget no-talent Emma Stone when you can bask in the young Beverly D'Angelo instead -- in point of fact, it is the unjustly unremembered Hair that will satisfy YOU, discerning viewer -- tummy, mind, and all.....

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christopherzilis
Apr 17, 2018

Wonderful 70's re-working of a 60's cultural icon. Excellent directing by Milos Forman.

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Derringer
Jan 25, 2017

Yep. I found that these phoney, little hippe-dippies in "Hair" to be even worse than rednecks with their "I-don't-respect-you-but-you-better-respect-me" attitude and all of their utterly laughable "cosmic consciousness" crap. (Spare me!)

And, as far as I'm concerned - Hair's statement against the USA's involvement in the Vietnam War didn't, in any way, do anything to make its story relevant, or worthwhile. No. It didn't. It was all just pure propaganda in the hypocritical name of "Flower Power".

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Aug 14, 2016

For starters - If 1972's "Hair" was really supposed to be an accurate example of 1960's "flower power" (at the height of American hippie-dom), then I'm sure glad that I didn't grow up in that utterly pretentious era.

To me, these "love children" were all a bunch of two-faced, little finger-pointers who were nothing but disharmonious hypocrites, one and all.

And what inevitably made "Hair" stink like a reeking heap of horse manure were all of the utterly awful musical numbers that punctuated the story.

All-in-all - I warn you that this badly dated and decidedly stale movie should be avoided at all costs.

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rslade
Jun 06, 2014

Really dated. Rather a surprise ending, though ...

harrybrowne Feb 04, 2014

The ending alone is enough to see this film. Directed by the brilliant Milos Forman and featuring all the fabulous music like "Let The Sunshine In," it is as timely today as it was 40 years ago.

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