Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Robert Powell. Robert Powell has played a variety of roles, including Jesus of Nazareth. He also played a detective in a spoof comedy role, partnering with Birmingham comedian Jasper Carrott.
Roger Daltrey. Roger Daltrey, lead singer for "The Who", played the part of "Tommy". Ken Russell, the director, liked his acting so much that he gave him the lead role in his next film "Lisztomania". Roger Daltrey has had a fairly successful acting career, playing the lead role in the film "McVicar", among other parts. He has also had many tv appearances.
True. There are different opinions regarding Jack Nicholson's singing ability. However he was a very sexy doctor. He made great suggestive eyes at Ann-Margaret, who played Tommy's mother.
Ken Russell. Ken Russell's daughter, Victoria Russell, took the part of Sally Simpson in the film. She also did costume design on the Ken Russell film "Gothic".
Keith Moon. Keith Moon played the perverted uncle, who added to Tommy's life experience in a very undesirable way. Keith Moon and Oliver Reed were great riotous, drinking mates. They alledgedly met when, after hearing that Oliver Reed signed to star in the film "Tommy", Keith Moon landed a helicopter on his lawn to introduce himself. Oliver Reed was supposed to have emerged, livid, waving a sword. They soon became good friends.
Tina Turner. They tried to cure Tommy, by sending him to The Acid Queen and pumping him full of "strange substances". Tina Turner was amazing, in my humble opinion.
He sees his mother's lover murder his father. In the original album it wasn't as clear, although the song "1921" has both the mother and father singing "You didn't hear it ,you didn't see it, you won't say nothing to no-one, never in your life....". The presumption is that he sees his father murder his mother's lover.
Marilyn Monroe. They took Tommy to a "church" where an icon of Marilyn Monroe was worshipped. The worshippers queued up to touch a huge plaster statue of her in the hope that they would receive a miracle cure.
Eric Clapton. The name of the part was changed. In the film Eric Clapton took the role of the Preacher, but on the album the part was written as "The Hawker". There are many differences between the film and the LP.
The Second World War. The original album was set in the early part of the 20th Century, i.e. World War 1. The film was set around World War 2 and after.
The song "1951" was from the film. On the original record it was "1921"
Stabbed in the back. He is killed by a angry member of the mob while trying to protect himself from another member.
|Which order do the substances pour out of the TV during "Champagne?"||Tommy
Soap Suds, Baked Beans, Chocolate. Ann-Margaret need over a hundred stitches after cutting her arm on a piece of glass while filming this scene.
|What newspaper is Uncle Ernie reading when Oliver Reed sets it on fire?||Tommy
The Gay News. As it is burning the title is clearly visible.
|What famous Academy Award winning actor appeared as the doctor?||Tommy
Jack Nicholson. Nicholson won an Oscar in 1975, for his role in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
|What was the actual name of Elton John's character?||Tommy
The Champ. Although he sings "Pinball Wizard" the score board in the scene refers to him as "The Champ".
|Which star from "Tommy" was nominated for an Academy Award for their role in 1975?||Tommy
Ann-Margaret. She was nominated for Best Actress for this role, but lost to Louise Fletcher from "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
|Who directed this movie?||Tommy
Ken Russell. Ken Russell was chosen by Pete Townshend to direct "Tommy" in 1975.