Milos Forman's adaptation of the tribal rock musical Hair stars John Savage as Claude, a quiet young man from the Midwest who becomes friendly with a group of New York hippies on his way to begin basic training in the military. The repressed Claude is quite taken with Berger (Treat Williams) and the group of freedom seekers who reside in Central Park. The group encourages Claude to go after a debutante named Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp masterminded the dances, which attempt to flow from the natural settings of the film. The film includes most of the more famous songs from the original play, including "Donna," "Aquarius," "Easy to Be Hard," "Let the Sunshine In," "Good Morning Starshine," and the title number.~Perry Seibert
I remember when the movie came out and many people felt that it was not a good movie. Does it stand the test of time? Since it's looking back on the 60's generation and was made in 1979. It may not.
But other than a few area (the end in particular) I really enjoyed the movie and encourage everyone to see it.
I would have liked to seen there be more on the Blu-Ray than just the movie itself though.
Even though the 60's were a little before my time (even though I was born in the latter part of the 60's), the music of the decade comes alive in this flick. The movie has plenty of meaning in both the underlying theme regarding the Vietnam war and the music that helped inspire a generation. At the very least this film is worth picking up for the music alone but its a good movie all around.
The Blu-ray version of "Hair, Let The Sun Shine In" is a time travel trip (and I mean "trip") to the late 60's in New York. It's always amazing for me to see the clarity of something filmed on location 50 years ago. Songs, romance, drugs, Viet Nam... and yes hair!
I saw the musical with the original cast in the 1960's & loved it.
Also love the movie. Well done & great to see how the scenes of the stage play are transposed to the big screen. Of course the best part of any great musical are the songs.
Unforgettable songs, biting satire, great performances... I dare you not to hum (or sing) some of the songs of this great musical. It still works, after all these years. Also, the Blu-ray is crisp and perfect.