The movie is a little different in that it details each of the members of the group’s prospective on how it all began, right on through to the induction into the 1990 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
There are also mob-related scenes with implications of what could happen if one did not co-operate….(we all know how that goes down)….and in the early years, favoritism from law enforcement towards young Frankie Valli in penny-ante crime.
While all this was probably necessary to convey the background of the group….right up to the almost heroic singular effort of Frankie Valli, ….literally singing for his supper as he paid back half a million in gambling debts and taxes that group member, Tommy Divito had accrued…. it was sad for me.
The wonderful songs written and performed by the 4 Seasons bring up only happy feelings. The yesteryear of my youth….the songs that make you smile as you joyously sing along to the car radio or if you are like me…you have these songs on a play list.
One interesting note: The Four Seasons were the only American group to survive the “British Invasion” (The Beatles) on the pop charts in the mid 1960’s.
Currently, they do concert tours (Frankie Valli being the only original group member singing) and their songs have become pop standards which continue to attract enthusiastic audiences, not only longtime fans, but also younger fans, thanks to the “oldies” Radio Stations.
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/the-four-seasons-group#ixzz35khXUFMN
Do you have a favorite “Four Seasons” Song? I love them all, but I really like one of the later ones….
“you’re just to good to be true…can’t take my eyes off of you…you’d be like heaven to touch…I want to hold you so much”
Wouldn’t you know if would be a romantic song for me?
What is your favorite?
Have a great day…I will be singing along to my play list for the rest of the day.
Kari, I saw this movie, and it really made me think about how much tragedy is in the lives of singing groups, solists, actors, authors and so many others.
I thought Clint Eastwood did a great job directing this movie.
You might not know, but I was told Eastwood used the original cast on Broadway for the movie.
thanks Sandy…I believe the actor who played Tommy Divito was not one of the originals…I have not seen it on Broadway but a friend said it was quite a bit different. More music and less background story. Clint Eastwood’s daughter played the waitress in the movie and of course Clint Eastwood had a cameo appearance. I looked for Frankie Valli to see if he did a cameo but if he did, I missed it. 😉