Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tickets Please - Quadrophenia

Time to catch up on another one of my fav movies that it a) a great story & b) set in another era. Now this one is not for everyone one, but if your like me and have a little bit of Mod in you then this is a must. I thank ModMan for introducing this to me many years ago, and since have fallen for the movie, music and fashion. Plus it doesn't hurt that I love seeing so many famous faces as they were.

Sure, according to ModMan it's not exact but hey what can you expect when the Who wrote the movie. If you don't know who I'm talking about I'm refering to The Who, English rockband formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums).

The Story - London, 1965 and set against the soundtrack of The Who's 1973 mighty concept album "Quadrophenia". Jimmy, working-class drug-induced Mod hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. By night, he comes alive, with the all-nighters, his pills and his scooter-riding friends. Then there's the August Bank Holiday in Brighton. All looks like it will be great, with a chance to see his Vespa-riding hero Ace, do battle with the Rockers, and maybe get lucky with Steph. Sadly, after the weekend, reality and disppointments crowd in all the more.Brighton scooter run, where both Mods and Rockers converge, ending in the battle of the cults on Brighton Beach. What goes up must come down, and with Jimmy's come-down, his life is turned around, and so begins his downward spiral into paranoia and isolation, and the four-faceted mindset: Quadrophenia.

As the fashion was of high importance at the time it is great to see the Mod Style in all aspects. Guys, girls and the transition from youth to legend.


Modman said...

Hi Tiki

Thanks for the great movie review must get the DVD out and watch again.

As you say not quite authentic but sort of captures some of the times.


The original Top Mod Mart.

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