The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled mod subculture of early 1960s London. Our antihero is Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a teenager dissatisfied with family, work, and love. He spends his time knocking around with his clothes-obsessed, pill-popping, scooter-driving fellow mods, a group whose antipathy for the motorcycle-riding rockers leads to a climactic riot in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam’s rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshend’s brilliant songs (including “I’ve Had Enough,” “5:15,” and “Love Reign O’er Me”) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting and Ray Winstone in early roles.
It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of REVOLVER) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn't count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death, and it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote...and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.
American director Richard Lester getting wacky with British pop stars Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas, fighting for their local music scene, setting up a more muscular bit by Virginia born rockabilly Gene Vincent, in Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
Just for a moment suggesting an art film, director Richard Lester opens the movie that got him the job directing The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, American transplant producer Milton Subotsky's Brit-pop music showcase Ring-A-Ding Rhythm (a.k.a. It's Trad, Dad!), 1962.
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Fueled by amphetamines and teen angst, Jimmy speeds around London on his scoot with his Mod friends getting into trouble.
Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," and Anthony Hopkins' directorial debut.
Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquillity of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estates tyrannical owner and his American wife.
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