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Punk: Attitude -- Redefining popular music and fashion, it threatened the establishment and legitimized an independent, do-it-yourself attitude. Punk inspired an entire generation of filmmakers, poets, photographers, fashion designers and graphic artists.


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4 July 2005 (USA) See more »
A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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K.K. Barrett ... Himself
Roberta Bayley ... Herself
Jello Biafra ... Himself
Glenn Branca ... Musician, Composer
John Cale ... Himself
Bob Gruen ... Himself

Mary Harron ... Herself
John Holmstrom ... Himself

Chrissie Hynde ... Herself

Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Darryl Jenifer ... Himself

David Johansen ... Himself
Mick Jones ... Himself

Wayne Kramer ... Himself
Glen Matlock ... Himself
Legs McNeil ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself

Tommy Ramone ... Himself

Henry Rollins ... Himself
Captain Sensible ... Himself
Paul Simonon ... Himself
Siouxsie Sioux ... Herself
Pat Smear ... Himself

Poly Styrene ... Herself
Ari Up ... Herself

Directed by
Don Letts 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Letts 

Produced by
Alison Palmer Bourke .... executive producer: IFC
Allison Dore .... line producer
Anouk Fontaine .... producer
Julie Goldman .... executive producer: Cactus Three
Susan Heimbeinder .... supervising producer: IFC
Andrew Higgie .... executive producer
Pete Kalhan .... executive producer
Krysanne Katsoolis .... executive producer: Cactus Three
Dominic Saville .... executive producer
Henry Scott-Irvine .... archive producer
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer: IFC
Caroline Stevens .... executive producer: Cactus Three
Laura Traill .... executive producer: Metropolis
Lara von Ahlefeldt .... executive producer: 3DD
Cinematography by
Louis Mulvey 
Film Editing by
Steve Miller (off-line editor)
Makeup Department
Jo Frost .... make up
Production Management
Diana Hunter .... production manager: Los Angeles unit
Dan Snyder .... production manager: New York unit
Maggie Swinfen .... production manager
Sound Department
Nick Fry .... audio
Nick Fry .... dubbing mixer
Chris Reynolds .... sound recordist
Marc Stewart .... sound recordist: Los Angeles unit
Alex Sullivan .... sound recordist: New York unit
Visual Effects by
Barney Jordan .... effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Morse .... rostrum
Editorial Department
Tim Ellison .... on-line editor
Merlin Hogarth .... assistant editor
Sonny Sheridan .... colourist
Music Department
Martyn LeNoble .... composer: songs "All Fall Down", "I Wanna" and "Tramp"
Other crew
Steve Blackwell .... runner
Sophie Evans .... publicist
Steve Gordon .... legal
Jess Gorick .... title sequence
Lisa Hernandez .... runner
Hazel Holtham .... production coordinator
Hazel Holtham .... researcher
Star Sawyer .... production coordinator: Los Angeles unit
Dan Snyder .... location manager: New York unit
Terence Dackombe .... very special thanks

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David Johansen:You know, rock and roll had become this just be-denimed kind of, drum solo kind of thing, and what we wanted to do was bring it down to three minutes and put that Little Richard drag on top of it. And that's what rock and roll was to us, you know. We were just trying to make rock and roll, you know.See more »
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80s punk given the shaft in Punk: Attitude, 18 July 2005
Author: jburke69 from United States

The one major problem I had with this film was that, while it did a more than adequate job of covering the already well-documented early days of punk (the Velvets,MC5, Stooges the CBGBs scene), in covering punk of the 80s, it completely dropped the ball. It fails to detail the very localized American post-punk movement of the 80s that actually set the stage for bands like Nirvana, the grunge movement and the "alternative" music of the 90s. No mention of Husker Du, The Minutemen, X, the Pixies or The Replacements? What's up with that?!! Yes, I liked Sonic Youth in the 80s. But to canonize a band who stopped mattering over ten years ago yet still inflicts their painfully uninspired noodling today and not even mention the aforementioned bands that really did have a profound impact on punk (and who knew when to quit) is criminal.

And then to close it up with Sum 41 and those other corporate punk forgeries?!I wanted to puke at that point. God, if they really wanted to use a current example of today's punk, couldn't they have used a more credible band like The Hives? The 80s was such a great time for punk and underground rock, but you sure wouldn't know it from this documentary.

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