Part of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, which included Lindsay Anderson's 'Every Day Except Christmas' (daily life at Covent Garden fruit/vegetable market) and 'O Dreamland' (a ...
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Part of the British 'Free Cinema' movement, which included Lindsay Anderson's 'Every Day Except Christmas' (daily life at Covent Garden fruit/vegetable market) and 'O Dreamland' (a working-class trip to Margate amusements), and Reisz and Tony Richardson's 'Momma Don't Allow' (about a London jazz club) all made in the mid to late 1950s, before the three went on to direct features in the British 'new wave' social realist genre that drew from their experiences in Free Cinema. Written by
1958... the moment my mother was 3 years old. it's funny to see how the young people of those days had a party. the life portrayed in this so called 'documentary' could be as staged as the cannibal attacks in Cannibal Holocaust. but still, it remains images we don't know anymore and by that, this movie is certainly a documentary, even if it is not. because we see a portrait of a group of girls and a gang of boys, it takes us back to life in 1958, because movies imitate life. by that, I am sure this picture has got some interesting value. and for the older movie lovers, this is a welcome comeback. especially to the music in that period, music we have lost now (and that's a pity, because it's happy music that will make your blue days feel better). however, I strongly doubt that the voice-over told what he actually was thinking. no, I think he just read something on paper. or maybe he was interviewed for hours, something that is hardly the case in those days. but to tell you the truth, this documentary is not that interesting. after almost 30 minutes of something I believe is staged, the situations get pretty boring. maybe it's because I never witnessed that period with my own eyes. conclusion: this documentary is interesting, but boring as well.
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