Thursday, September 13, 2007

Half A Million Strong

In a recent post, Jeri Smith-Ready recently wondered why there's are very few novels set on 9/11, and it brought to mind a similar question I'd been asking myself:

Woodstock gets billed as "the concert that shaped a generation" -- but are there any movies set at Woodstock? Other than, y'know, Woodstock? Fiction's what I'm driving at. I bet there are plenty of interesting stories that could be told in that environment -- a weekend-long temporary metropolis.

And yet I can't think of one.



veeganmd said...

Dustin Hoffman's "A Walk On the Moon", starring Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn, Viggo Mortensen, and Anna Paquin, was during that era and had seminal/culminating scenes occurring in a mock-up of the Woodstock concert.

Rob S. said...

Thanks, Veeg -- I've never seen that movie, but even as I was typing my post, I thought it might have had a little Woodstock in it.