...at least for this go-round.
In any case, I just wanted to add that if you haven't seen the Criterion Collection DVD or Blu-ray of the Pre-fab Four's Head (1968), which after The Complete Metropolis is easily the coolest film restoration of the decade, you really need to.
Now in widescreen for the first time on video, and featuring the 5.1. surround soundtrack it always deserved (ditto), the newly spruced up Head is a hilarious piece of Hellzapoppin' style surrealism, a priceless snapshot of the late 60s American cultural landscape, and -- perhaps best of all -- the most gleeful career suicide note ever filmed.
It also features some truly memorable dialog, courtesy of director Bob Rafelson and co-writer Jack Nicholson (who has a brief cameo that you'll miss if you blink). My favorite scene, for any number of reasons, is the birthday bash the other Monkees -- Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and the late Davy Jones -- throw for a thoroughly pissed off Mike Nesmith.
MIKE: Ask me how does it feel.
MICKY: How does it feel?
MIKE: I'll tell you how does it feel -- I don't like it, that's how it feels. I don't like surprises. I don't like these people jumping out and saying that -- I don't want to hear what you're saying. Because you know what you're saying to me? You're saying happy birthday and you're jumping out of the wall and it's scaring me to death and it's some kind of a big joke and I'm supposed to be happy about that. Aw, come on, Mike -- be a good sport. Well, who needs it?! Who needs surprises, and pajamas? You want me to come to a party? You don't kidnap me, you send me an invitation. Besides, I've had it with happy birthdays.
MIKE: And I'll tell you something else -- the same thing goes for Christmas.
ASSEMBLED PARTY GUESTS: Gasp!
MIKE: Well. How 'bout them apples?
Oh, and of course, Nesmith's "Circle Sky" figures prominently in a concert scene.
Which proves, as I've said before, that at least for a couple of minutes these guys were a great live rock band.
Alas, Head is only available as part of a larger Criterion box -- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story -- but since the set includes similarly excellent restorations of Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Drive He Said and The Last Picture Show, it's well worth the investment.
Which is to say you can, and should, order it at Amazon over here.