Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1967. Collection of twelve vintage color narrow border studio still photographs from the 1968 film.
Bob Rafelson, co-creator and executive producer of the 1967/1968 television series "The Monkees," took the concept in a decidedly different direction for his first film; a sardonic view of The Monkees as a commodified concept, and a vehicle for acidic social commentary. In a series of rapidly-edited sequences through various film genres and experimental and psychedelic detours,"Head" took on just about everything the counter culture was concerned with, but depicted by the 'fake' pop group the counter culture despised, "Head" fared miserably at the box office.
A harbinger of New Hollywood, "Head" has been rightfully reconsidered in the years since its release, now recognized as a cult classic and possibly the only truly psychedelic film to come out of Hollywood. Featuring an incredibly diverse cast of unlikely cameos and supporting actors such as Victor Mature, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Sonny Liston, Ray Nitscheke, Carol Ann Doda, Frank Zappa, T.C. Jones, Terri Garr, Toni Basil, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Percy Helton and others.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 544.