Tonight Let's All Make Love in London (2003)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Review by Jeremy Wheeler

Some would say Tonite Let's All Make Love In London is worth it simply for the rare musical performances captured from a time long gone by. For starters, the Rolling Stones footage is fantastic -- echoing a past of mass teenage hysteria while filmed in stark black and white photography that gives it a grand feeling and leaving one wanting more. Other enthusiasts would argue that the extremely rare Syd Barrett footage with Pink Floyd and their soundtrack automatically makes Tonite a collector's item and one to hunt down for that fact alone. If you add in the early footage of Eric Burden and The Small Faces, this film speaks for itself on its importance and worth within the music community. What's interesting though is what Peter Whitehead decided to pepper the rest of the film with -- Lee Marvin hilariously discussing the advent of mini-skirts, Mick Jagger in a very long,candid and personal rant about the philosophy of the British government, and who can forget Vanessa Redgrave's eerie (and seemingly drugged-up) protest where she sings songs in support of Fidel Castro? Add in a young and dashing Michael Caine into the mix and some fantastic dolly-girl footage and Tonite becomes a blazing testament to the coolness of London at this time.