We did mention that the movie was getting a reissue some weeks back. If you didn’t order one, you can win one of two Blu-ray copies of the Absolute Beginners movie.
The 30th anniversary edition is released today (25th July) and as you probably know, is a movie remake (courtesy of Julien Temple) of the classic Colin McInnes book (and must-read mod novel). A radical departure at the time, it went down the musical route, which definitely divided opinion. But when the soundtrack has the likes of the likes of Ray Davies, The Style Council, Sade, Jerry Dammers, Slim Gaillard and Gil Evans on it, we can deal with it.
As for the plot…
Set against a backdrop! of emerging teen culture and rising racial tension in late 1950s London, Absolute Beginners follows the plight of struggling young photographer Colin, who sees his ambitious, fame seeking girlfriend Crepe Suzette (Patsy Kensit) slipping away as she ruthlessly pursues a career in fashion.
To win her back he need to compromise his idealism and do whatever it takes to make the big time.
Want one? You might be able to win one in our new competition. To get your name in the hat, just follow the instructions below. Basically, tell us your favourite piece of mod fiction in the comments and enter your details in the box below. We’ll draw out two winners when the competition ends.
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