Jazz meets Shakespeare in a pre-swinging London – that’s All Night Long in a nutshell.
According to the particularly stern introduction, Bailey on Warhol is ‘an attempt to capture the spirit of Warhol using some of the techniques he has pioneered and several stills of his most famous work.’ Pretty good summing up I’d say.
After his sad passing, I decided to seek out Vidal Sassoon The Movie, which had been on my ‘watch’ list for months. is it the definitive account? Well…
One thing is for sure, Paris Blues is a supremely-cool movie. It’s also available for not a lot of cash on DVD.
Like many, I was disappointed with it at the time. But I have gone back to the Absolute Beginners movie for a second opinion.
It really was grim up north in the 1960s – and if you want to know how grim, check out A Taste Of Honey.
It’s never a good sign when a DVD has the wrong spelling(s) of some of its contributors on the sleeve. Even worse when it kicks off to a ‘lift music’ version of a Who song. Thankfully The Who, The Mods and the Quadrophenia Connection does get better.
The Wigan Casino meant nothing to me at the time. I was too young, Lego and Subbuteo were my kicks, but I was still aware of it, with two older sisters who used to make the short journey from Bolton to Wigan every weekend.