Elgin - Village of the Giants

Thrill, as some teenage girls grow, almost exposing their gargantuan breasts! And other things happen, too!  One imagines this movie is about what forty-year-old movie executives thought teenagers were really like in the 1960s: there were the beat generation, who danced pointlessly and badly and everywhere, and seized power from adults as soon as they had the opportunity, and the straight-laced good kids, represented by Tommy Kirk and almost-but-not-quite Annette Funicello, making out but clearly not enjoying it.  Young Ron Howard (post-Opie but pre-Richie Cunningham), who appears to be the only actual child in the city, gets a lot of screen time, explaining the technobabble that drives the plot while much older people just grin dopily and shake their heads.

This is one of those episodes where the sketches were clearly made entirely without caring about the movie.  While I love the sketches (this is the episode where TV's Frank gets fired and has to double-cross his replacement, Torgo), I'm a little sad they were so unimpressed by the movie.  It's got Beau Bridges making extremely silly faces, pointless titillation, and superb riffing that is marvelously set up by the movie.

We'll be starting the movie at 2 PM, but someone from the group (me or Scott) will be in the bar downstairs at around noon. So come to the bar, have lunch with some of your fellow MSTies, then head on up to the private room to watch the movie! I charge $5 per person for equipment and room costs.

The Elgin Public House is at 219 Chicago Street in Elgin, just 2 miles from rt. 90 and 3 blocks from the Elgin Metra station (Milwaukee District/West line http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/md-w/schedule.html). All comers are welcome!

*For some reason, the Brains were obsessed with star Robert Ginty's having been on "The Paper Chase" series, but when I first saw the episode I spent the whole time thinking that Donald Pleasance was this guy, because the law professor from the movie and the series is kind of the face of the Paper Chase.  I'm guessing that they found Ginty playing drastically against type was funny.



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  • Mike V.

    Sorry last minute change of plans for me. Need to sit this one out. See everyone at the next one.

    September 14, 2013

  • Kimari

    Unfortunately I can't make the new date.

    September 11, 2013

  • Mike V.

    Me too

    September 7, 2013

  • Ricky C.

    That works out better for me!

    September 7, 2013

  • Mike A.

    There was a scheduling mistake! My apologies, but the space is rented for next Saturday. If you haven't left yet, don't; we'll see you next week. If you did leave, come share a drink and a burger with some other MSTies!

    September 7, 2013

  • john r.

    Sorry to cancel but I feel awful today. Catch you all next time.

    September 7, 2013

  • Kimari

    I'm baack! Probably be there about 1:30 ish though.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I double booked. Wish I didn't have to miss it. I'm checking out the "Egaah!" meet up tonight at the Irish American Heritage Center, though.

    August 31, 2013

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