The moral of Wag the Dog is that show biz and politics have become one and the same. Content is irrelevant; all that matters is if you can divert the audience long enough to collect their money (or their votes).
Not a few Americans list Amadeus (1984) as among their favorite all-time movies. The story of the Viennese court composer Salieri and his vendetta against the young musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a huge hit and a major Oscar contender.
Watching Hair constitutes a weird sort of time travel. After all, we’re seeing in 2012 the 1979 film version of a hit musical from 1967. And yet the memorable songs, innocent optimism and cheeky irreverence still works today.
The Runaways were pioneers: five teenage girls who played nasty rock ‘n’ roll (they didn’t just sing it ... they played their own instruments) and whose front man (er, girl), Cherie Currie, flaunted her adolescent sexuality.