Welcome to episode 28 of See Hear
It’s Bernie’s selection this month, and he’s gone for a film based on a song.
It’s the Arthur Penn-directed “Alice’s Restaurant” based on the song
of the same name by Arlo Guthrie.
The original song / monologue was
a funny (allegedly true) tale about how Arlo gets arrested for dumping garbage
away from the city dump and then gets rejected from being drafted to fight in
the Vietnam war. He’s not moral enough to kill people because of his
“criminal record” as a litterbug.
The film tells this tale, but (by
necessity) fleshe [...]