|Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London|
|Directed by||Peter Whitehead|
|Written by||Peter Whitehead|
|Produced by||Peter Whitehead|
|Edited by||Peter Whitehead|
Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London is a 1967 documentary film by Peter Whitehead. It includes sequences of “Swinging London” with accompanying contemporary pop music, concert and studio performances by musicians including the Rolling Stones and the first professional footage filmed of Pink Floyd, and several interviews. It is notable for showing footage shot inside the short-lived UFO Club, the British counter-culture night club in the basement of 31 Tottenham Court Road, and at The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream multi-artist event held in the Great Hall of the Alexandra Palace, including John Lennon. The film also shows scenes of soldiers parading in scarlet jackets and bearskins, London street scenes, a protest march, psychedelic patterns being painted on a semi-naked girl, the arrival of Playboy Bunny girls by plane, and guests including Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, Terence Stamp, and Jim Brown arriving at the premiere of Polanski’s film Cul-de-sac.
The film has been described as "what for many critics was the definitive document of swinging London, a white-hot crucible of music, fashion and film."
The film self-describes as a “Pop Concerto for Film” and is divided into seven themed sections or “movements” with a prelude and a coda.
1. Loss of the British Empire
4. It’s All Pop Music
- Pink Floyd – "Interstellar Overdrive" (reprise 1)
- Andrew Loog Oldham interview (part 1)
- Vashti – "Winter Is Blue"
- Andrew Loog Oldham interview (part 2)
- Vashti – "Winter Is Blue" (reprise)
- Rolling Stones – "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?”
- Mick Jagger interview
- Rolling Stones – "Lady Jane”
5. Movie Stars
- Julie Christie interview
- Michael Caine interview (part 2)
6. Painting Pop
7. As Scene from U.S.A.
- Pink Floyd – "Interstellar Overdrive" (reprise 2)
- Allen Ginsberg – "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London"
- Pink Floyd – "Interstellar Overdrive" (reprise 3)
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