Poll: What do you think of the film Tommy?
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View poll results: What do you think of the film Tommy?
Love it
8 17%
Like it
11 24%
It's ok
7 15%
Quite bad
9 20%
Hate it
11 24%
Voters: 46.
#1
I've played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pinball

Some people love the film Tommy, others hate it, what do you think?

Personally, I love it as much as I love the album, and I've never seen the stage version, so I can't compare to that.
#3
Personally, I think I haven't seen it.
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#5
I liked it, even though my name is Tommy. I have seen the film but I haven't listened to the album.
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#6
I thought the film was really weird and rather boring, apart from the church sequence with Eric Clapton in it. Also I thought most of the music was mediocre at best. I still like The Who though.
#7
sorry about this but......................................huh?
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#8
To all who are confused, 'Tommy' is a film based on the concept album of the same title by The Who. That, or the album was written for the film, I can't remember.

Basically, it's a film about a deaf, dumb, blind guy who pwns at pinball (hence the song 'Pinball Wizard'), among a lot of other things.
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#9
can't say i've seen it, but i do know that his disciples lead him in, and he just does the rest.
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#10
Quote by -February-Star-
To all who are confused, 'Tommy' is a film based on the concept album of the same title by The Who. That, or the album was written for the film, I can't remember.

Basically, it's a film about a deaf, dumb, blind guy who pwns at pinball (hence the song 'Pinball Wizard'), among a lot of other things.


Album was written for the film.
#11
since i haven't whatched it i'll put it's ok based on your description
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#13
Great music but the movie seems very dated now, a load of pretentious twaddle.

Incidentally twaddle is the most underused word ever.
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#15
Haven't seen it I'd love to though, I'm really up for getting back into British cinema after this thing I was watching last night.
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#17
I thought the movie was meh. I enjoyed it but would never set out to watch it again. Best to stick to the album.
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#18
Sounds even better than I thought it'd be.

I've been meaning to see it for ages. No excuse now, it has Clapton in it and pinball.
#19
I think It has a lot of psychological contents, there is an interview where Pete Townshend explains the message of Tommy... I tought I had understood the whole film, but after listening Pete I became aware of a lot of concepts I didn´t know that were implicitly mentioned, such as narcissism, reaching a higher level of consciousness (which I think It´s pretty obvious, but some people - like my brother- they just don´t get it)

this interview took place in the beat club during the Tommy promos in August 27-28 1968, for those who haven´t seen this interview, please you should see it. It´s very interesting
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#20
I haven't seen it. Quadrophenia is a ****ing amazing film though.
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#22
I like The Who and though I don't think that Tommy is nearly their best album I think it's alright, I absolutely despise the film, though.
#23
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Album was written for the film.


Wikipedia says the movie was made based on the album, unless I'm erading it wrong

But I havne't seen it, although I want to, my dad has the record on vinyl but I haven't listened to it yet
#24
I love the album. The movie however was one of the most pretentious insipid pieces of crap ever to be recorded on camera.