Quadrophenia

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Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 232423247
UPC 715515097116
UPC 14 00715515097116
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
British
Essential Cinema
Gangs
Recommended
Rock And Roll
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note After essentially inventing the rock opera format, The Who followed the cult favorite TOMMY and numerous aborted rock-opera projects with the album QUADROPHENIA. This film version, directed by Franc Roddam, illuminated the feelings of disillusionment and confusion evident in songs such as "Love Reign O'er Me," "Dr. Jimmy," "The Real Me," and "Bellboy." ^The film follows the bitter battle between the Mods and the Rockers, two rival biker gangs. The story is seen through the eyes of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), an angry young man whose hatred of authority and mediocrity is matched only by his passion for rhythm and blues music. When the Mods and Rockers both arrive in Brighton on holiday a riot breaks out, landing Jimmy in prison with Ace (Sting in his acting debut), the idolized leader of the Mods. Jimmy returns to London where his parents kick him out and he loses his job. He then discovers Ace is working as a bootlicking bellboy, leaving Jimmy confused and enraged. He hijacks a scooter and rides to the cliff tops that act as a highly symbolic backdrop for the film's bleak conclusion.
Reviews
Variety "...An authentic piece of nostalgia....With a fine soundtrack by The Who which plays a strong integral part in the storytelling..." 05/02/1979
New York Times "...Gritty and ragged and sometimes quite beautiful..." 11/02/1979 p.C6
Entertainment Weekly "...[The film] retains its reeling us-versus-them urgency..." 10/05/2001 p.116
Total Film "...This energetically bleak era-definer deserves another peek..." 08/01/2003 p.128
Mojo "Brilliant '89 adaptation of Pete Townshend's homage to mid-''60s mod culture..." 12/01/2004 p.57
Sight and Sound "Roddam translates the Who's rock opera into a vivid recreation of mid-1960s mod culture, preserving the clothes, music and Vespa scooters..." 12/01/2006 p.90
Directors
Franc Roddam
Actors
Phil Daniels
Cast & Crew
Phil Daniels - Star
Sting - Star
Ray Winstone - Star
Garry Cooper - Star
Mark Wingett - Star
Philip Davis - Star
Kate Williams - Star
Leslie Ash - Star
Toyah Wilcox - Star
Simon Holland - Art Director
Dave Humphries - Writer
Martin Stellman - Writer
Mike Taylor - Editor
Brian Tufano - Director of Photography
Gillian Gregory - Choreographer
Roy Baird - Producer
The Who - Composer
Franc Roddam - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1979
UPC 00715515097116
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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