Tommy [hardcover] by Kit Power
MIDNIGHT MOVIE MONOGRAPH by Kit Power
SERIES EDITOR Neil Snowdon
PUBLICATION DATE July 2019
COVER ART & DESIGN Neil Snowdon & David Chatton Barker
Jacketed hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786363-95-4 [£20]
ABOUT THIS BOOK
He knows it's only Rock N' Roll and usually he likes it...but at a far-too-early age, Kit Power had a run in with TOMMY that scarred him for life.
It was too much for that too young boy. Too much for the teen that tried again and the young adult who ventured back once more...
So why did Kit keep trying? Why did he keep on coming back? And why did he, in the end, fall utterly in love with Ken Russell's movie of The Who's 'Rock Opera' TOMMY?
In his first book length work of non-fiction, Kit takes us by the hand and drags us headlong through emotional trauma and transcendence to confront the film and what it stirred in him. To examine the people and the cultures that spawned it, and discover why it is such a one of a kind, mind blowing, and mind expanding experience.
“Exceeds even Geoff Dyer’s exemplary Broadsword Calling Danny Boy as a gorgeously entertaining workout for the cinematic intellect.”
from his Introduction.