Best Music Movies of 1968
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery, but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it.
Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback
Opening Production Number: 1. Trouble/Guitar Man 2. That’s All Right 3. Baby, What You Want Me To Do 4. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel Hound Dog All Shook Up 6. Can’t Help Falling in Love 7. Jailhouse Rock 8. Don’t Be Cruel 9. Blue Suede Shoes 10. Love Me Tender 11. Baby What You Want Me To Do – Impromptu jam. Gospel Production Number: 12. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 13. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 14. Up Above My Head 15. Saved 16. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 17. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 18. Trying To Get To You 19. Tiger Man 20. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again 21. One Night 22. Memories Guitar Man Production Number: 23. Nothingville 24. Guitar Man 25. Let Yourself Go 26. Guitar Man 27. Big Boss Man 28. It Hurts Me 29. Guitar Man 30. Little Egypt 31. Trouble 32. Guitar Man Finale: 33. If I Can Dream Bonus features: Having Fun With Elvis In Burbank Funny moments from throughout the production of the ’68 Special
Featuring performances by popular artists of the 1960s, this concert film highlights the music of the 1967 California festival. Although not all musicians who performed at the Monterey Pop Festival are on film, some of the notable acts include the Mamas and the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Otis Redding, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix's post-performance antics -- lighting a guitar on fire, breaking it and tossing a part into the audience -- are captured.
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of an 11 December 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The event comprised two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards. It was originally meant to be aired on the BBC, but the Rolling Stones withheld it because they were unhappy with their performance.
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.
Gertrude Lawrence rises to stage stardom at the cost of happiness.
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.