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The Blank Generation (1976)

The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the ... See full summary »

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Ivan Král, Amos Poe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Blondie ... Themselves
Jayne County Jayne County ... Himself (as Wayne County)
Jay Dee Daugherty Jay Dee Daugherty ... Himself
Debbie Harry ... Herself - Lead Singer: Blondie (as Deborah Harry)
Richard Hell Richard Hell ... Himself
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself
Patti Smith ... Herself
Talking Heads Talking Heads ... Themselves
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The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the Heartbreakers, the Shirts, Wayne County, the Marbles, the Dolls, Miamis, Harry Toledo, and the Tuff Darts (w/Robert Gordon). Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blank Generation: The Birth of Punk See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Featured in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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A complete waste of time...
2 June 2004 | by festivedaySee all my reviews

Yes, this film is all but unwatchable. The unsynched video and audio make for one of the most unsatisfying experiences ever. This is supposed to be a documentary, but what did I learn from this film? If there was a band I didn't recognize, I wasn't told who they were. I don't know when the performance was shot, or where, or who the musicians are, or what their influences were. We don't learn why this generation was called blank by the filmmakers. There are no shots of the audience, so we don't learn what effect the music was having on those who were actually there. This isn't a documentary, it's being trapped at someone's house who you don't like and they pull out their home movies of their kids.


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