July 17, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix's Forehead.



I found this oddly reminiscent of Bob Denver's Chin in "For Those Who Think Young":

13 comments:

surfed said...

Happening bongo's. I'm thinking that's a stunt double for Bob. But I do spot Miki Dora dancing. Da' Cat, the Black Knight, the Iconoclast. One of the greatest surfers in history. For a generation surfers patterned themselves after this man who lived life to a illegal bohemian beat in his fight against the Man. At least until the FBI caught up with him. He deserves a read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Dora

surfed said...

Addendum - "... If you took James Dean’s cool, Muhammad Ali’s poetics, Harry Houdini’s slipperiness, James Bond’s jet-setting, George Carlin’s irony and Kwai Chang Caine’s Zen, and rolled them into one man with a longboard under his arm, you’d come up with something like Miki Dora, surfing’s mythical antihero, otherwise known as the Black Knight of Malibu.... His surfboard was his magic carpet and his wits were his wings, and from the late ’60s up until his death in 2002, excepting a couple brief prison stints, Dora lived the Endless Summer lifestyle, defining what it means to be a surfer ...."[1]

traditionalguy said...

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song. Woody Guthrie took the year off work and liked it so much he did all the rest except for writing Roll Columbia .

Ann Althouse said...

I highly recommend the movie "For Those Who Think Young." I saw it when it came out in 1964... in a double feature with "Hard Days Night." What a contrast!

Paul Lynde, Nancy Sinatra, and Tina Louise are in it. And Roger Smith! And George Raft.

And "famous surfer Mickey Dora is a college boy extra in this film."

Ann Althouse said...

"Rich kid and party animal Gardner Pruitt III (James Darren)… is on the prowl for a new conquest in the form of teenager Sandy Palmer (Pamela Tiffin)…. Sandy’s guardians Sid Hoyt (Paul Lynde) and Woody Woodbury (playing himself) get mixed up in the proceedings…."

Sandy has 2 daddies?

MadisonMan said...

I saw it when it came out in 1964... in a double feature with "Hard Days Night." What a contrast!

Which one played first?

A Hard Days Night can be watched on youtube. For Those who Think young? Nope.

Ann Althouse said...

I think "Hard Day's Night."

I remember thinking "For Those Who Think Young" was more entertaining. You can't tell from the YouTube clip but it was very big and colorful, so the effect after "Hard Day's Night" was liberating. I'd loved Bob Denver from "Dobie Gillis" and Paul Lynde was also very funny to me then. The Beatles humor was much more reserved and actually less young. They drink beer. They go to a glitzy gambling club.

YoungHegelian said...

When I watch that scene with the singing beard & its accompanying tribal dance from Those Who Think Young I see the historical reason that the Soviet Union felt the need to target us with nuclear missiles.

What would happen, they thought, if the contagion spread?

Wen said...

Yellow

surfed said...

Plus the Beatles used Liverpoolian opposite humour. As in "he's a clean old man" when conversing about Paul's grandfather. Over the heads of most American teenagers.

St. George said...

Dawn Wells is 76.

Tina Louise is 80.

They alone survive to tell the tale of our....

Quaestor said...

That Bob Denver clip brained my damage. You'll hear from my attorney in the morning.

mtrobertsattorney said...

Hey, remember that old Italian lady who messed up that painting of Christ hanging in that church in Italy? I thought she was being original but she stole the whole idea from Bob Denver.