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« Reply #10 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. 
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« Reply #11 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.

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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:


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« Reply #14 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
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« Reply #15 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. .
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« Reply #16 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).

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« Reply #17 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. .
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« Reply #18 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?
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« Reply #19 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.