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That deaf dumb and blind kid....sure plays mean pinball!,
This review is from: Tommy (Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)I first became aquainted with Tommy through such films as Yellow Submarine-films that use music to create a story and keep audiences hooked from beginning to end. Although Yellow Submarine is more of a film based on the music, Tommy is a film OF music. The Who had created an amazingly original and beautiful story when they released the album Tommy; about a boy struck deaf, dumb and blind following a childhood trauma who went on to become a pinball wizard and a cult figure. The film not only takes the music one step further by adding colour and drama but it captures the spirit and imagination of the 1970s.
What astounded me was the emotion and power of the music, clearly striking a chord within my music lovin' soul and keeping me entertained. The cast are irriplacable; Tina Turner is fabulous as the acid queen, Paul Nicholas leaves a lasting mark as the sadistic cousin Kevin and there is no other person on earth who could have played the main man himself- Roger Daltrey IS Tommy.
So finally, I would recommend this film to those who enjoy the finer things in life- music, champagne, colour...and pinball!