Sep 18, 2005

Having a Wild Weekend (1965)



The Dave Clark Five do their own rip-off of HARD DAY'S NIGHT with this fascinating allegory as Dave and his mates do a stint on a commercial shoot, and make off with the bored young model, looking for utopia, and eventually wind up in a remote location with some caricature beatnik types while the establishment is in hot pursuit. It is perhaps the least musical of all of the British Invasion spin-off movies, but it is one of the best. With its look at swinging modern London, and also as a stirring portrait of a dispassionate society, this would actually make a great double bill with BLOW UP.

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