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Punk: Attitude (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 4 July 2005 (USA)
A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.

Director:

Don Letts

Writer:

Don Letts
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Cast

Credited cast:
K.K. Barrett ... Himself
Roberta Bayley 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
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Punk: Attitude is a documentary on the history of punk rock in the U.S.A. and U.K. The film traces the different styles of punk from their roots in '60s garage and psychedelic bands (Count Five, The Stooges) through glam-punk (New York Dolls) to the '70s New York and London scenes and into the hardcore present. Interviews with many of the musicians are edited with live clips and historical footage. Written by Jim Whittaker

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PUNK:ATTITUDE パンク:アティテュード See more »

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Quotes

Tommy Ramone: What happened, though, was that because we were playing so fast, the three-minute songs became one-and-a-half-minute songs.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Way
Performed by The Germs
Written by Darby Crash (as D Crash) / Pat Smear (as P Smear)
Published by Crash Course Music
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There or wish you were...MUST SEE!
28 April 2005 | by vinylpvcSee all my reviews

I just got back from the Tribeca Film Festival screening of Punk: Attitude and I was blown away! Don Letts (infamous DJ at The Roxy, member of Big Audio Dynamite, renaissance man extraordinaire) did a fabulous job at presenting a cohesive and highly entertaining piece of nostalgia. I'm homesick for a place that no longer exists! Moreover, he was successful at providing a fantastic source for generations of rebels to come.

The current-day interviews were surprisingly intelligent and insightful, cut together with historic footage that flowed really well. (Sorry, I was there, back in the day, I'm surprised that so many of us are still alive!) The audience reaction must have been rewarding for him as well. I'm very glad that I got one of the coveted seats at this screening, and I'm glad that Mr. Letts went to all the trouble to bring us Punk: Attitude.

It's not about a period of time, actually, it's an attitude.

See it, rent it, buy it!


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