White City

Scott Schrade schrade at akrobiz.com
Wed Jul 28 20:15:49 CDT 2004

> There's a sense of detachment to WHITE CITY, as if Pete is looking at the 
> world from somewhere up above, or from his hideout, as he suggests in 
> "Hiding Out."  

Pete's the outsider in the film.  He just drops back into the old neighborhood
from time to time.  The movie's about the mates he left behind.

> WHITE CITY seems to be written at a point where Pete had withdrawn 
> and found some balance again.  Maybe it's a memorial to his past life, as 
> well.

No, no, no.  It's not about Pete at all!  Pete's a limited supporting character.
And it's not about Keith Moon, either!  It's not about *any* rock star.  It's
about the "un-stars."  The common.

> I also think "Hiding Out" suggests the way Keith Moon hid his deeper self 
> beneath the clown front he presented to the public.

You're trying to pound square blocks into round holes!

- SCHRADE in Akron

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is quite another.
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