Wednesday, January 21, 2015

40 Year Itch : Tucson is the Weird Capital of the World

   January of 1975 saw the wide release of Martin Scorsese's fourth movie, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, featuring an Oscar winning performance by Ellen Burstyn and the debut of Alfred Lutter as her smart-ass son Tommy. The future Bad News Bear, Ogilvie, holds his own in his scenes with  Jodie Foster.

  The movie struck a chord with me as a child of a single mother who also drove around the West taking menial jobs to put food on the table. We even lived in a Phoenix motel for a couple of weeks one summer.

 I've always appreciated the soundtrack which consists of classic rock tunes from Mott the Hoople, T. Rex and Leon Russell. Russell's "Roll Away the Stone" is not the same "Roll Away the Stone" Mott recorded in 1974. Both are originals.

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