Anyone dig The Monkees' HEAD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Derek Miner, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Derek Miner

    Derek Miner Screenwriter

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    I am constantly surprised by the number of people who have not only seen this film, but find it interesting. I remember back in the days when the only way to see it was on Cinemax and then only rarely.
    I embarked upon a venture to combine some of the theories about what the film might mean with some of the facts that I knew about it, and I have recorded a "do-it-yourself" audio commentary that you can play along with the DVD.
    If anyone has the Rhino DVD, I'd love for you to check this out and let me know what you think. Here's the link on the site DVDTracks.com:
    http://www.dvdtracks.com/track/track.php?track=23
     
  2. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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  3. Mark Beise

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    This is a great movie. I was actually listening to a compilation cd of mine with "Circle Sky" playing when I saw this thread. I also saw "Vanilla Sky" last weekend for the first time (fantastic movie in my opinion) and almost fell out of my chair when the "Purpoise Song" started playing in the movie. Thats my favorite Monkees song. Does anyone know what the original aspect ratio of "Head" is? I have the pan and scan DVD but was just curious if maybe it was open matte.
     
  4. Derek Miner

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    HEAD is 1.85. Supposedly the DVD is an open matte transfer, but I think it might be slightly zoomed throughout. There are shots in "Daddy's Song" and both appearances of "Porpoise Song" that show matte garbage in the top or bottom of the screen that would not be visible if matted for widescreen. I even addressed this in my commentary.
     
  5. Rob Gardiner

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    I love this movie! I'll try the commentary (after I replace my motherboard) and let you know what I think.
     

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