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Title: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Martin G on January 30, 2018, 01:16:02 PM
Michael Caine is fronting a new documentary to be released in a month or so. People like Mary Quant, Lulu, Roger Daltrey, Paul McCartney, David Bailey, David Puttnam and tons more will be featured talking about the decade that I know most of us have a great interest in. Can't wait as from the names involved it will be covering film, music, photography, design and all the things which transformed life in the UK and later the whole World. An NFT screening coming up too with Caine himself but doubt tickets will be in abundance for that. Fingers crossed though.
TRAILER
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6264954/videogallery?ref_=tt_pv_vi_sm
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on January 30, 2018, 04:26:45 PM
Michael Caine is fronting a new documentary to be released in a month or so. People like Mary Quant, Lulu, Roger Daltrey, Paul McCartney, David Bailey, David Puttnam and tons more will be featured talking about the decade that I know most of us have a great interest in. Can't wait as from the names involved it will be covering film, music, photography, design and all the things which transformed life in the UK and later the whole World. An NFT screening coming up too with Caine himself but doubt tickets will be in abundance for that. Fingers crossed though.
TRAILER
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6264954/videogallery?ref_=tt_pv_vi_sm

Saw it mentioned in the main site, and yes it looks like required viewing. A pity I can't attend the screening, disadvantages of living in the periphery. Good luck with the tickets, Martin.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Mutley on January 30, 2018, 05:05:49 PM
Looks class, can't wait for that.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Claretbluemod on February 12, 2018, 08:02:43 PM
I've seen it here in Italy by the end of January (it was in selected cinemas from 22nd to 29th)... I would STRONGLY recommend it! A must see (on the big screen) and a pleasure for anyone with an interest in the 60s  ;) Michael Caine was/is absolutely class and ...Jean Shrimpton stunning!
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Simon Bond on February 12, 2018, 10:36:07 PM
Certainly looks like required viewing . Reminds me a wee bit of the Lambert and Stamp film with its stunning period sections. .
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Number 6 on March 15, 2018, 02:18:05 PM
Went to see this last night at NFT with Michael Caine and the film's director doing the Q&A and yeah it's well worth checking out, particularly on the big screen it looks (and sounds) stunning.  Some of the footage I've seen before (particuarly the music clips) but there is a lot of unseen material as well.  In the Q&A the director said that he wanted to avoid the usual stuff that turns up on 60s docs and spent 2 years researching material.  A lot of it came from the filmmaker Peter Whitehead who has an archive of unseen rushes from the 60's.  It was revealed that there is going to be a TV series as well soon which will use a lot of further interviews and clips that couldn't make the final cut of the film.

Sir Michael was on great form, particularly considering he broke his ankle earlier this week and had to be wheeled in and out of the theatre on a wheelchair.  Still it was his 85th birthday and following the Q&A the audience sang him happy birthday!  I've got to say it's not every day I can say I've sang happy birthday to Michael Caine (well along with about 400 others).. :D  Unfortunately I was unable to blag my way into the aftershow party which was attended by the likes of Paul McCartney, Sandie Shaw and Twiggy....

The film is now showing at selected cinemas - https://www.mygenerationmovie.co.uk/

There is also an associated exhibition in Carnaby Street until 21 March - https://www.carnaby.co.uk/news-and-events/exclusive-my-generation-exhibition-launches-in-carnaby/#nogo - and a Q&A with photographer Terry O'Neill on Monday afternoon (prize draw for tickets)- https://www.carnaby.co.uk/promotions-and-competitions/win-tickets-to-exclusive-qandas-with-my-generation/
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Ian_B on March 15, 2018, 03:59:08 PM
Saw this last night at The Duke Of Yorks in Brighton with a live link to the Q&A at the BFI

Thoroughly enjoyable evening & Mr Micklewhite is still a great raconteur !

Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on March 15, 2018, 04:16:19 PM
I just cross fingers so it has a decent international distribution and make it to these shores, but honestly I don't think it happens, so I'll try to get my hands the DVD edition at a later stage.

BTW, Sir Michael Caine was born the same year as my father!
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Martin G on March 15, 2018, 07:28:58 PM
Nice run down of the evening mate. Max and I blew out and were a bit disheartened to have to see it at a local flea pit. Will wait for the DVD. I'm guessing that you mention Peter Whitehead he of Rolling Stones fame yeah? Will try and dob into the exhibition Saturday. Nice one mate.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Number 6 on March 16, 2018, 01:12:47 PM
Nice run down of the evening mate. Max and I blew out and were a bit disheartened to have to see it at a local flea pit. Will wait for the DVD. I'm guessing that you mention Peter Whitehead he of Rolling Stones fame yeah? Will try and dob into the exhibition Saturday. Nice one mate.

Yeah, the one and same Peter Whitehead.  If you're up town on Saturday Curzon Bloomsbury is showing the film with the pre-recorded Q&A as well.  It's well worth seeing on the big screen.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Martin G on March 18, 2018, 07:31:14 PM
Cheers mate! Made sure I saw MY GENERATION. Went to the exhibit yesterday. Nothing to set the world on fire but free and I was up in London anyhow so definitely worth dobbing in for it. The film I managed to see at an early morning screening up at The Curzon Mayfair today. A fantastic old 60s Cinema too with vintage fixtures and fittings in the foyer so it added to the experience. A mob of guys and gals I know from various events pitched up too which was nice. As you say quite a bit of new footage even for fellas like us but a few old faves in there too. Odds and ends from LOOK AT LIFE and certainly THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS too but plenty of fresh stuff as well. Great soundtrack as well featuring all the real stuff as well which is of course rare for these sort of films but this was a league above most I've seen before of this ilk. With Caine aboard it opened up a door or two I'm sure. A standout for me was a brief clip of Bowie as he appeared on that first Deram LP. He appeared a bit later in the oft seen clip talking about young lads with long hair but the earlier clip in a boutique went unnoticed seemingly. Looking forward to the DVD release and the TV show as you mentioned. I saw the Q&A too which was reshown as part of the event. Very envious you actually got a ticket for the event. 
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Number 6 on March 19, 2018, 01:21:37 PM
Cheers mate! Made sure I saw MY GENERATION. Went to the exhibit yesterday. Nothing to set the world on fire but free and I was up in London anyhow so definitely worth dobbing in for it. The film I managed to see at an early morning screening up at The Curzon Mayfair today. A fantastic old 60s Cinema too with vintage fixtures and fittings in the foyer so it added to the experience. A mob of guys and gals I know from various events pitched up too which was nice. As you say quite a bit of new footage even for fellas like us but a few old faves in there too. Odds and ends from LOOK AT LIFE and certainly THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS too but plenty of fresh stuff as well. Great soundtrack as well featuring all the real stuff as well which is of course rare for these sort of films but this was a league above most I've seen before of this ilk. With Caine aboard it opened up a door or two I'm sure. A standout for me was a brief clip of Bowie as he appeared on that first Deram LP. He appeared a bit later in the oft seen clip talking about young lads with long hair but the earlier clip in a boutique went unnoticed seemingly. Looking forward to the DVD release and the TV show as you mentioned. I saw the Q&A too which was reshown as part of the event. Very envious you actually got a ticket for the event.

Nice one.  I noticed the Bowie clip as well, a real blink and you'll miss it moment.  Maybe from Peter Whitehead's archive(?).  I'll probably check out the Carnaby exhibition one evening this week before it ends.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Martin G on March 19, 2018, 01:38:02 PM
Well spotted too mate. Think the Carnaby St exhibit is on for just a couple more days but if you are around and about worth dobbing in.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on April 14, 2018, 10:03:09 AM
Just to remind those of us interested that the DVD/Blu-Ray versión is about to appear -due may 28th- and it can already be pre-ordered in Amazon UK. I've pre-ordered the plain DVD edition, but there's also a deluxe BR+DVD+Digital edition:

(https://i.imgur.com/JxY49gL.jpg?1)
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Simon Bond on April 14, 2018, 03:01:26 PM
I unfortunately missed this one on the big screen as it was only in Glasgow for one showing and l was dahn saff at the time . .so dvd it is then
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Simon Bond on June 10, 2018, 12:30:30 PM
 I finally got to see this "movie" last night . Overall , I felt a bit underwhelmed, in a similar way to Saints signing Alan Stubbs(not a bad signing but not what l was expecting) . It's not a bad documentary but I think I approached it with high expectations and somehow the movie never quite hit the spot for me . .
It was as much about Michael Caine I felt as it was about the 6ts , which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as l do like Caine and he can be humorous(Ipcress is still one of my favourites) . Finally I thought it would be at least as good as Lambert & Stamp but l did manage to see that one in the movies rather than the small screen.

 Certainly worth a watch from a Mod' perspective but just don't expect too much. .
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on June 10, 2018, 07:15:55 PM
I finally got to see this "movie" last night . Overall , I felt a bit underwhelmed, in a similar way to Saints signing Alan Stubbs(not a bad signing but not what l was expecting) . It's not a bad documentary but I think I approached it with high expectations and somehow the movie never quite hit the spot for me . .
It was as much about Michael Caine I felt as it was about the 6ts , which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as l do like Caine and he can be humorous(Ipcress is still one of my favourites) . Finally I thought it would be at least as good as Lambert & Stamp but l did manage to see that one in the movies rather than the small screen.

Finally , certainly worth a watch from a Mod' perspective but just don't expect too much. .


Amazing, great minds and all that!

I mean, I watched it yesterday afternoon and my thoughts about it are roughly the same: good production values, good editing, good music, illustrious guests, a flawless MC hosting..., but maybe not so interesting after all. Perhaps we know the stuff too well, or trying to sum up in just an hour and a half a decade as rich in popular culture as the 60s is pointless or extremely difficult.

Dunno why, but there's nothing "that" exciting about the screenplay -the central idea being that timeless cliché: young working class folks take their fate in their hands for the first time in british history and change everything-  or the era footage either, and the movie ends up circling around a few characters, like David Bailey or Twiggy, without nothing new to say about them. It's too anglo-centric also, though I expected it, given the origin of the project. That said, if you love the period, it's fairly nice to watch, and listen to.


IMO, it would have been a better idea to make a mini-series hosted by MC, with each chapter devoted to a particular 60s popular culture subject (fashion, music, you get the idea).
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Simon Bond on June 10, 2018, 10:45:11 PM
I finally got to see this "movie" last night . Overall , I felt a bit underwhelmed, in a similar way to Saints signing Alan Stubbs(not a bad signing but not what l was expecting) . It's not a bad documentary but I think I approached it with high expectations and somehow the movie never quite hit the spot for me . .
It was as much about Michael Caine I felt as it was about the 6ts , which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as l do like Caine and he can be humorous(Ipcress is still one of my favourites) . Finally I thought it would be at least as good as Lambert & Stamp but l did manage to see that one in the movies rather than the small screen.

Finally , certainly worth a watch from a Mod' perspective but just don't expect too much. .


Amazing, great minds and all that!

I mean, I watched it yesterday afternoon and my thoughts about it are roughly the same: good production values, good editing, good music, illustrious guests, a flawless MC hosting..., but maybe not so interesting after all. Perhaps we know the stuff too well, or trying to sum up in just an hour and a half a decade as rich in popular culture as the 60s is pointless or extremely difficult.

Dunno why, but there's nothing "that" exciting about the screenplay -the central idea being that timeless cliché: young working class folks take their fate in their hands for the first time in british history and change everything-  or the era footage either, and the movie ends up circling around a few characters, like David Bailey or Twiggy, without nothing new to say about them. It's too anglo-centric also, though I expected it, given the origin of the project. That said, if you love the period, it's fairly nice to watch, and listen to.


IMO, it would have been a better idea to make a mini-series hosted by MC, with each chapter devoted to a particular 60s popular culture subject (fashion, music, you get the idea).
I reckon there might have been a funding issue with a mini-series. All said and done , that film would not have cost much to put together , by modern standards(see what I did there) . Caine was a producer on this one and he probably managed to keep the costs low by just using the present time voices and not actually filming the present time people , most of the archive footage would be as cheap as chips to access once it had been found . .

Certainly 10 out of 10 for the trailer that does seem to set the scene for what you think will be a very exciting 6ts, documentary . Maybe  I'm a bit bloody fussy now . .think I'll go and watch Lambert and Stamp again. .
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: detroitmike on June 10, 2018, 11:49:08 PM
Hmmmmmmmm.... I ordered a copy of it, as it never showed here (at least as far as I know) so I'm looking forward to seeing it... how's it compare to the John Simons doc?
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on June 11, 2018, 08:41:55 AM
Hmmmmmmmm.... I ordered a copy of it, as it never showed here (at least as far as I know) so I'm looking forward to seeing it... how's it compare to the John Simons doc?


I still haven't watched that one, Mike. Anyway, I'm sure you'll like the MC one, it's just that it could have been better.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Martin G on June 11, 2018, 12:51:40 PM
There is a min-series in the pipeline now using unused footage and interviews so in many ways this film acts as the opener to that. The John Simons is much more reserved and small scale but equally as entertaining.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: greenstreet on June 11, 2018, 03:23:53 PM
There is a min-series in the pipeline now using unused footage and interviews so in many ways this film acts as the opener to that. The John Simons is much more reserved and small scale but equally as entertaining.


Good to hear that.
Title: Re: MY GENERATION 1960s DOCUMENTARY!
Post by: Simon Bond on June 11, 2018, 05:58:07 PM
There is a min-series in the pipeline now using unused footage and interviews so in many ways this film acts as the opener to that. The John Simons is much more reserved and small scale but equally as entertaining.


Good to hear that.

Good news indeed . .