- Acting of Lead Performers
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- Historical Importance
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Wow a real sleeper of a movie.
This poor and excellent movie was buried by politics or political correctness then, and it is still buried now.But thank you to TCM for airing it and more or less snubbing the extraordinarily wealthy custodians of the music industry of today. The entertainment was excellent, and viewed in a historical perspective, the entertainment industry giants that objected to this movie back then all ended up as millionaires. For instance, Pete Seeger died with a net worth of 4 million and not at his backwoods home, but in the fanciest NY city hospital that money can buy: NY Presbyterian. I wonder if the musicians in this movie fared as well as Seeger, or drug hungry Johnny Cash, or a lot of the others who dominated the commercial multi million dollar music industry in later years. The worst thing is that this movie cannot be purchased anywhere, and I hate to use the word censorship, but yeah.
- Ann Magliocco
Only caught the last 30 minutes of these cheesefest, but was rivited by the sheer wackiness of it! The shots of the audience groovin' to the tunes, everybody shaking their heads with a different rythym! Hoot is the word! I must find a copy of this!
Anyone for Velveeta?
- John Arthur Lowe
This is strictly an exploitation flick -- a cynical attempt to cash in on the folk music craze. Everything here reeks of inauthenticity -- from the jazz dancers that intrude on the musical numbers, to the obvious lip-synching done by the performers. Everything seems processed, like Velveeta, and everything seems forced and unnatural. There's a part of you that wishes they have done away with the two romantic plots and focus squarely on the music. But failing that the "Hootennany" TV series in not available on home video, this kitschfest has to do, at the least as a time-capsule cultural artifact.
Any Other Films Of This Genre????
- Black Fraiser Crane
Before the days of MTV this was the best way to see artist performing there hits outside of a quick slot on a variety show like Ed Sullivan. While I'm familiar with "It's Trad, Dad", are there any other movies of this ilk??????
This film is a real hoot!
- Jim Zircon
Often people don't realize how valauble movies like Hootenany Hoot really are. The value goes far beyond the musical performances themselves and show us a slice of Americana even if the director didn't mean to achieve that goal.There are some cool angles to this movie that if u sit back and suspend your belief or disbelief that will bring some belly laughs and ingsights about our culture. I really liked the Joe and Ediie number, the only black performers n the film, as well as the efforts at dance- just enjoy and by all means don't take this film too seriously - I love the swimsuits and lake scene in the background in one segment- outstanding!
- Craig Brewster
The perormers shown helped put faces to music. Part of American Musicana. more of a history of are past. Folk, rock and roll.
Folk Era Videos
- Dwight Burdette
To briefly mention the plot of 'Hootennany Hoot' would be to give it more significance than it deserves. The only reason to watch this movie is for the musical performances. Particularly memorable are the performances of Judy Henske and 'Joe and Eddie.' Also noteworthy is the performance by Johnny Cash. The movie is also somewhat interesting as a period piece.