8 December 2008, 23:08

I finally had the chance to watch the 1968 Otto Preminger film Skidoo a few days ago. It is not as psychedelic as I’ve been led to believe. The few scenes that deliberately attempt to depict a psychedelic experience are pretty colourless. Harry Nilsson’s performance, however, is great, and the sequences set to his songs (particularly “I Will Take You There” and the end title sequence, “The Cast and Crew”) have a timelessness the rest of the film fails to sustain. The characters in the film are either in their early twenties or they’re over fifty.

Rodney Eric Griffith



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