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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 »
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

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 
 
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(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
 
Location Management
Dan Snyder .... location manager: New York unit
 
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
 
Thanks
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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Finally!, 12 July 2005
Author: Local Hero from New York City, USA

I am always dismayed to see the conceptions many people have of punk rock, so I was elated to find a film that finally hits the nail on the head: Don Letts' "Punk: Attitude." I think I have seen every punk documentary out there, but this is the first film that, in my opinion, finally gets it right. If you want a good, solid overview of the history of punk, and, more importantly, if you want to understand the true essence of punk at its best, this is the film to watch. As the film's title suggests, punk rock was and is always a socio-political attitude, first and foremost. Safety pins, haircuts, instrumentation, tempo: these are not the criteria of true punk. Attitude -- political, social, artistic -- is what matters.

Perhaps a mention of the L.A. band X was merited, but once one begins to quibble...

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