Friday, January 01, 2010

The Hippie REVOLT

In doing research for my book on the 60s I came across this absurd trailer for a 1967 movie called SOMETHING'S HAPPENING about the Hippie "revolt". Thank God we had movies like this to put things in perspective and show us the REAL way.

19 comments:

Baylink said...

Love that announcer.

But there was almost no good nudity in that, Ken. You're falling down on the job, dude...

rople: Someone who's handicapped, and can't sit up in bed without something to pull on.

David K. M. Klaus said...

Don't forget Wild in the Streets, which showed how the youth movement of the times was rooted in a nascent fascism. Didn't know you would be co-opted in voting for a Republican who would trash the Bill of Rights, did you? What a fiction!

Paul said...

That trailer just blew my mind.

brickben said...

"Ah Woodstock, three glorious days of kickin hippie ass"-Arthur Spooner

Mic said...

That was great, Ken. Thanks for sharing.

"Told by the hippies themselves."

I guess if it's meant to be a derogatory movie it must be a film editor's masterpiece.

I loved this line on virginity:
"It's like having a Christmas present that you don't open."
How do you make THAT sound wrong?

"There's something happening here, but you don't know what it is."
I wonder if they paid Dylan for that line from one of my favorite songs?

Joni Rodgers said...

My mind also blown. Just call me a big ol' Whatsie.

Alice Whitt. said...

A topsy-turvy hullabaloo of a clip thar son.

Picking up the hash pipe again in their retirement...
Oh hippies, that's just what the 'Man' wants you to do... will you ever learn?

VP81955 said...

What goes around comes around. In the 1920s, Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five recorded a piece titled "Muggles," and Satch was referring to the wacky tobacky, not people in Harry Potter's universe. (Is J.K. Rowling a jazz buff?)

wv: "quingso" -- an obscure Chinese city, though perhaps its spelling has recently been phonetically changed.

YibbleGuy said...

"You're out of Jujubes? Okay ... I'd like a box of Weirdies ... a couple of Beardies ... a pack of Whatsies ... and a Diet Coke."

Tom said...

Like wow. Available apparently on DVD: http://www.thevideobeat.com/store/beatnik-hippie-drug-movies/hippie-revolt-1967.html It's a package deal with the anti-drug movie hosted by Sonny Bono that was the highlight of my 8th grade health class. Sonny's gold lame suit belonged in a movie of its own.

Great Big Radio Guy said...

That was 199 different varieties of AWESOME.

Yet my #1 thought was wondering how many of them ended up as Republicans.

gwangung said...

Yet my #1 thought was wondering how many of them ended up as Republicans.

28% of them.

twagner said...

Ken this reminds me of "The Strawberry Incident" - the most controversial movie I saw growing up in East Germany in the late 60's early 70's. Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhGn8YqqfJs

tb said...

Love all those groovy movies. They do help explain the times as silly as they were. Sonny Bono in the gold suit, too, wow, where's my credit card!

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is, most of the hippies sounded like pleasant, reasonable people . . .

Mike said...

Hey Ken, I know it's not question day today, but one just popped in my head a little while ago and I wanted to ask it before it popped out. On shows, if you wrote a guest spot with a particular actor in mind, what would you do if the actor said no? Would you try to get another actor who looked/acted like your first choice, or would you try to rework the character a little? And, in these situations, how difficult is it to not go back and looking at the finished episode and wonder to yourself what might have been had your original choice not turned down the part?

jbryant said...

Mic: "For What It's Worth," I think you're thinking of Buffalo Springfield, not Dylan:

"There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear..."

twagner: That's "The Strawberry Statement," not "Incident."

Okay, my shift is over.

Geoff said...

Baylink asked about the announcer. I believe it was Dick Tufeld.

Andrew said...

Hey Ken,
I've been slowly working my way through your blog. A consequence of reading posts a year or two after the they're written is that often the videos have been taken down.

I found this trailer elsewhere on the internet. But this case is interesting in that not just does anyone cares that this copyright is being infringed, but the claimant is Philip Morris. Unless there are two Philip Morris companies out there, that's a tobacco giant. I didn't know they made movies.