Filmography

1975 - Tommy

Tommy is a 1975 British musical film, based on The Who's 1969 rock opera album musical Tommy.
It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey plays the title role).
Ann-Margret received a Golden Globe Award for her performance, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Pete Townshend was also nominated for an Oscar for his work in scoring and adapting the music for the film. The film was shown at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition.

Synopsis

British Army Captain Walker goes missing during an expedition and is believed dead ("Overture"). His widow, Mrs. Walker, gives birth to their son, Tommy ("It's a Boy"). Years later, Captain Walker returns home and discovers that his wife has found a new lover. The Captain murders this man in an altercation as Tommy watched what went on. Tommy's mother brainwashes him into believing he didn't see or hear anything, shutting down his senses and making him deaf, dumb and blind to the outside world ("1921"). Tommy now relies on his sense of touch and imagination, developing a fascinating inner psyche ("Amazing Journey/Sparks").

A quack claims his wife can cure Tommy ("The Hawker"), while Tommy's parents are increasingly frustrated that he will never find religion in the midst of his isolation ("Christmas"). Tommy's parents begin to neglect him; he is tortured by his sadistic "Cousin Kevin", and molested by his uncle Ernie ("Fiddle About"), and given LSD by the Hawker's wife, "The Acid Queen". Tommy's hallucinogenic experience is expressed musically ("Underture").

As Tommy grows older, he discovers he can feel vibrations sufficiently well to become an expert pinball player ("Pinball Wizard"). His parents take him to a respected doctor ("There's a Doctor"), who determines that the boy's disabilities are psychosomatic rather than physical. Tommy is told by the Doctor to "Go to the Mirror!", and his parents notice he can stare at his reflection. After spending extensive time staring at a mirror in the house, his mother smashes it out of frustration ("Smash The Mirror"). This removes Tommy's mental block, and he recovers his senses, realising he can become a powerful leader ("Sensation"). He starts a religious movement ("I'm Free"), which expands into a holiday camp ("Welcome" / "Tommy's Holiday Camp"). The followers, however, ultimately reject Tommy's teachings and leave the camp ("We're Not Gonna Take It"). Tommy retreats inward again ("See Me, Feel Me") with his "continuing statement of wonder at that which encompasses him".

Tina plays the role of the “Acid Queen".

Director: Ken Russell
Produced by:
Running Time: 111 Minutes

Cast:1975 - Tommy
Roger Daltrey as Tommy Walker
Ann-Margret as Nora Walker
Oliver Reed as Frank Hobbs (Uncle Frank)
Tina Turner as The Acid Queen
Elton John as The Pinball Champ
Eric Clapton as The Preacher
Keith Moon as Uncle Ernie/
Paul Nicholas as Cousin Kevin
Jack Nicholson as The Specialist
Robert Powell as Group Captain Walker
Pete Townshend as
John Entwistle as
Arthur Brown as The Priest
Victoria Russell as Sally Simpson
Ben Aris as Reverend Arthur Simpson
Mary Holland as Mrs. Simpson
Gary Rich as Rock Musician
Dick Allan as President Black Angels
Barry Winch as Young Tommy
Eddie Stacey as Bovver boy
Ken Russell (uncredited) as Cripple

Soundtrack
Track Listings
Disc: 1

1. Overture From Tommy - The Who
2. Prologue 1945 - Pete Townshend/John Entwhistle
3. Captain Walker/It's A Boy - Pete Townshend1975 - Tommy
4. Bernie's Holiday Camp - The Who
5. 1951/What About The Boy? - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed
6. Amazing Journey - Pete Townshend
7. Christmas - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed/Alison Dowling
8. Eyesight To The Blind - Eric Clapton
9. Acid Queen - Tina Turner
10. Do You Think It's Alright (I) - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed
11. Cousin Kevin - Paul Nicholas
12. Do You Think It's Alright (II) - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed
13. Fiddle About - The Who
14. Do You Think It's Alright (III) - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed
15. Sparks - The Who
16. Extra, Extra, Extra - Simon Townshend
17. Pinball Wizard - Elton John

Disc: 2
1. Champagne - The Who/Ann-Margaret/Roger Daltrey
2. There's A Doctor - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed
3. Go To The Mirror - Ann-Margaret/Oliver Reed/Jack Nicholson/Roger Daltrey
4. Tommy Can You Hear Me? - Ann-Margaret
5. Smash The Mirror - Ann-Margaret
6. I'm Free - Roger Daltrey
7. Mother And Son - Pete Townshend
8. Sensation - Roger Daltrey
9. Miracle Cure - Simon Townshend
10. Sally Simpson - Pete Townshend/Roger Daltrey
11. Welcome - Pete Townshend
12. T.V. Studio - Pete Townshend
13. Tommy's Holiday Camp - Keith Moon
14. We're Not Gonna Take It - Roger Daltrey And Chorus
15. ing To You/See Me, Feel Me - The Who

 

 

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2005 - All the invisible children
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2003 - Janis et John
2003 - Ike and Tina Turner EP
2002 - It's Black Entertainment
2001 - Black Entertainment - A Celebration of Black Music
2000 - Ally McBeal Show
2000 - Playboy: The Party Continues
1995 - The history of Rock 'N'Roll, Vol. 1
1995 - Goldeneye
1993 - Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey
1993 - Last Action Hero
1993 - What's Love Got to Do with It
1992 - The Grand Opening of Euro Disney
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1978 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1976 - All this and World war 2
1976 - All you need is love, the story of popular music
1975 - Tommy
1973 - Superstars in Concert, Sound of the City
1972 - Cocksucker Blues
1971 - Soul to Soul
1971 - Taking Off
1970 - It's Your Thing
1970 - Gimme Shelter

 

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