R.I.P. Christopher Jones
I discovered WILD IN THE STREETS on VHS oh so long ago. I was walking the aisles of a Hollywood Video when my dad noticed it and said I should check it out.
So check it out I did and it was a great film discovery for me! It instantly became one of my favorite movies, I loved Christopher Jones!
I of course sought out the record for the soundtrack not long after that first viewing! (Four songs from WILD IN THE STREETS, listen and enjoy: http://youtu.be/6kidWiTBsQk)
WILD IN THE STREETS has a cult classic appeal with a cast that includes Richard Pryor, Shelly Winters, Hal Holbrook, and Ed Begley. Christopher Jones is MAX FROST a young rock star who fuels the flame of change in America. Max gets the legal voting age lowered to 15 and soon becomes the President of the United States. From there he then puts everyone over 30 into LSD camps. Indeed a cautionary tale to all the old folks out there. (I watched it before my 30’s for sure.)
It’s sad today to hear that the actor of WILD IN THE STREETS, Christopher Jones, has passed away. I just had to share my love of this movie and of him too. YUP!
Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/rRLwV2xafpk