Average Rating: 7.6/10
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Release Date: Nov 2, 1979 Wide
Average Rating: 4/5
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This film version of the Who's rock opera Quadrophenia makes a few tentative stabs at "explaining" the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth, but its major selling point is its nonstop rock-and-R&B musical score, including the hit single "Love Reign O'er Me." Phil Daniels (replacing the original opera's Roger Daltrey) plays Jimmy, a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs
Nov 2, 1979 Wide
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Rhino Home Video
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Roddam's look back at an angsty young man in '65 is a throwback to the kitchen-sink dramas that began plumbing the depths of lower-class lives then. Reeking with a restless teen spirit, Quadrophenia leads us down adolescence's blind alleys of rebellion.
Manages to be both quintessentially British and irrefutably universal.
Director Franc Roddam shot the film with a gritty, realistic feel and the themes of youthful rebellion and confusion are absolutely timeless, magnified by the specificity of the setting rather than being limited by it.
An anti-musical...based on The Who's 1973 "rock opera" concept album...all the more brilliant for this seemingly counter-intuitive approach. [Blu-ray]
When you're an angry young man, there's no better way to prove you're an individual than to dress and act exactly like everybody else.
Audience Reviews for Quadrophenia
- Peter: Peter: If you don't work, you don't get paid no money. And I like money.
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