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Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:24 pm
by Suburban Warlord
Indeed, it is "Quadrophenia". I never remember how it is spelled. This
film was pretty much the brain-child of Pete Townsend, because The
Who came out of the 60's Mod scene in England. It is loosely based
on actual events where British kids would go to places like Brighton Beach
(not the one near Coney, obviously) to riot and rumble and create havoc!
Either you were a clean-cut, working-class, speed-popping Mod, or
you were a Rocker, witch was the English version of the American Greaser.
4nik8 wrote:are you a "Mod" or a "Rocker"?

I'm a mocker!




Great quote from Ringo Starr!

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:30 pm
by turnbull gbr
Leslie Ash looks well worth one in this film, but not now with those big botox fish lips

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:38 pm
by Suburban Warlord
turnbull gbr wrote:Leslie Ash looks well worth one in this film, but not now with those big botox fish lips


Ya, "Steph" was pretty fine. On the other hand- OMG!!! NOOO, why do women do this
to themselves!? I had no idea. Trout pout, stop the madness!

I am pretty sure that's 5 for me today. Maybe I should actually do some work now.  :cry:

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:00 pm
by 4nik8
Suburban Warlord wrote:I
4nik8 wrote:are you a "Mod" or a "Rocker"?

I'm a mocker!

Great quote from Ringo Starr!


Uh-oh! SW might just be as old as me!!!

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:06 pm
by union_jack
meh i knew that quote...


and yeah i was a mod for quite a while lol

quadrophenia was based on the album by pete towsend which ironically seems to be about the downside of mod... the who were marketed to the mod audience and townsend hated having to try and fit in.

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:30 pm
by chrismasonic
i'D LIKE TO DRIVE OVER RINGOS FACE ON MY VESPA...

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:41 am
by Suburban Warlord
4nik8 wrote:
Suburban Warlord wrote:I
4nik8 wrote:are you a "Mod" or a "Rocker"?

I'm a mocker!

Great quote from Ringo Starr!


Uh-oh! SW might just be as old as me!!!


Ya, we are prolly about the same age. I was sqeezed out in 68', and STILL GREAT!

union_jack wrote:meh i knew that quote...


and yeah i was a mod for quite a while lol

quadrophenia was based on the album by pete towsend which ironically seems to be about the downside of mod... the who were marketed to the mod audience and townsend hated having to try and fit in.


I forget how many people are on this site who are from the UK. I am not trying to "educate"
you all from across the pond about "Mod" or this or that. I know it is a part of your culture.
Respect to that. I am more concerned about younger folk in the states not knowing about
stuff from the 60's/70's and 80's I think.

chrismasonic wrote:i'D LIKE TO DRIVE OVER RINGOS FACE ON MY VESPA...


I am pretty certain that somebody already did ahwhile back!

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:16 pm
by 4nik8
Suburban Warlord wrote:
4nik8 wrote:Uh-oh! SW might just be as old as me!!!


Ya, we are prolly about the same age. I was sqeezed out in 68', and STILL GREAT!


68!??! that makes you Image

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:48 pm
by Suburban Warlord
4nik8 wrote:
Suburban Warlord wrote:
4nik8 wrote:Uh-oh! SW might just be as old as me!!!


Ya, we are prolly about the same age. I was sqeezed out in 68', and STILL GREAT!


68!??! that makes you Image




Hmmm...Maybe I will change my name to Antique Warlord  :)

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:57 pm
by triscender
i think nik has you beat by a beard hair

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:10 pm
by Suburban Warlord
triscender wrote:i think nik has you beat by a beard hair


Ah-ha, I knew it. Anyone who saw the original screening
back in 79' ain't no spring chicken. I may be old, but the
memory banks are still kick'n.  ;)

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:43 pm
by Ninth Delegate
I think Ranchgal is the oldest on these boards (even though she doesn't post anymore).  I believe she passsed the 6 0 mark.

Quadrophenia was on tv a couple of weeks ago.  Time hasn't been kind to it.  Its got a big cult following but even by 70's standards, the violence was tame.  Its watchable but not great.
Mods were a dying breed by the time I was hanging around the streets.  We still have small groups of revivalists and fans riding around on scooters with ridiculous ammounts of mirrors on them.  The Rockers were the overall winner in survival.
On a side note, It was good to see the Who at the half time superbowl show.

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:53 pm
by Suburban Warlord
Agreed 9D. I don't really even think of it as a "gang" movie, even tho
it clearly involves youth gangs in the story. It's a story about a kid
named Jimmy who's just trying to figure out who ( no pun intended ) he
is. There are still some great scenes in that film tho IMHO. I still
can sit thru it every few years or so. "BELL BOY! BEEEELL BOOOOOY!"

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:00 pm
by turnbull gbr
I love the bit where Jimmy stage dives off the balcony in the club, or is it called balcony diving!

Re: old school "gang" flicks

PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:19 pm
by union_jack
quadrophenia was my favourite film but i enjoy it a lot less now.

mod as a scene despite its reincarnations (80s revival, britpop) dies out very quickly but the influence of original mod style and culture and everything that was happening at the time is huge its still so much of modern style and of course they were one of the very first youth subcultures so that influence is there.

people get very patriotic about mod stuff but the beauty of it was that it, in a rather british way, almagamated european (new wave cinema, italian tailoring, scooters) and american style (ivy league, jazz) to be relevant to what was going on in working class britain.