I remember watching this for the first time in 1988, I was 14 at the time and I stayed up late to watch it. I'd never really seen a British film quite like it before (or any film for that matter)and I was blown away by the soundtrack. It was on my mind for weeks after.
I eventually got my own copy (from a local video shop, remember those ?)in 1990 just after leaving School and I watched it to death. I've still got that tape somewhere but have got a DVD of it. It was around this time I bought the double CD album too, incredible album.
I would have loved to have been a mod back in the 60's but I was too young. My Dad used to ride a Lambretta in the 60's complete with Parka with a few of his mates, I'm a bit envious of that really!
I also visited a few of the filming locations about 4 years ago tied in with a trip to Kent. Stopped off at Beachy Head and then on to Brighton.
Quadrophenia remains one of my all time favourite British films. It's one of those I know the dialogue like the back of my hand.
I think Quadrophenia is popular with members on here BC. Certainly to the point where I've been asked if I'll do a Quadro Meet at some point in the future. A great film with the pre trout pout Lesley Ash.
I absolutely love this film Brown Cortina I agree it really paints the picture of the 60's MOD scene. A good cast of mainly young actors who went on to have successful careers including Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels, Lesley Ash Mark Wingett, Toyah Wilcox, and Sting is Ace Face The always good Micheal Elphick plays the father of Daniels character Jimmy Cooper.
I always planned to pop into the pie and mash shop in Goldhawk Road before it closed a year or two back, but alas didn't make it. Still as you say there's plenty more location that can be seen.
There's an official website for this film Here >>Quadrophenia<< A short excerpt from the site's synopsis of the film : Through Jimmy we see the London Mod scene and the Mod vs Rocker conflict up close. To Jimmy, being a Mod is a way of life, a community and a chance to be ‘someone’.
I too think that this is a great film. I've seen it numerous times but not enough to know the dialogue.
I remember that we've also visited a Quadrophenia location on a previous Sweeney meet (Bramley Arms / Freston Road junction where the scrapyard was).
As regards the scooter, they certainly have a massive following and there are still Scooter Rallies with riders dressing up as mods so you could investigate that further. I must admit I don't like scooters but the cult following they have must mean that they can't be all bad.
Going back to the film, as Gene mentioned Lesley Ash pre-trout pout: the scene in the alley: to think that Phil Daniels got paid for that scene? I'd have done that for free!
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
Post by Brown Cortina on Nov 15, 2016 17:55:33 GMT
Cheers for that link Del Boy I've not come across that site before. Great to see Michael Elphick in it too. I remember thinking when I first saw it, Ken Boon is in it
I remember the Pie shop being on Goldhawk Road. Wasn't Alfredo's, The Café where they play pin ball and Jimmy says "The Rolls have got scabs on em" near there too ?
Sam, I know that Location, The Bramley Arms, It's where Spider gets done over by Gary Holton and and his mates in the Road outside after his scooter packs up. It's been used a lot hasn't it that Location ? Sweeney - Loving Arms and Minder - It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie. I hadn't realised the scrap yard was at that location too. That might be the same location as Fat Charlie's site was in Minder, Just opposite the Bramley Arms.
Yes, I'd have done that Scene for free too The Alley is one of the places I visited when I went to Brighton.
It I a good film and I d like it, BUT I never thought it had a 60s feel to it. It was filmed on location in 78/79 and there are plenty of 70s cars in it, so I always felt is was contemporary to when it was being filmed and ad a nice late 70s atmosphere