Youth (Sub)Culture Films/Documentarys

matt b

Indexing all opinion
Post here so i can easily use for work rather than thinking.

examples:

Mods- Quadrophenia
Reggae- Babylon
Skinheads- This is England

etc
 
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STN

sou'wester
Punk - the Punk Rock Movie (by the dreaded Don letts), Decline of Western Civilisation 1
Hair Metal - Decline of Western Civilisation 2
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
The Breakfast Club - if only because it contains one of each of the principle American high-school stereotypes turned up to eleven.
 

matt b

Indexing all opinion
swears man, don't just list films with young people in! ;)

i want youth sub-cultures dammit- rockers, goths, teddy boys etc

skateboarding- dogtown and the z-boys and that rollin down the decades (?) which is the history of skating in uk.


DON'T MENTION E.T. IN RELATION TO BMX. RESIST.
 

swears

preppy-kei
But Ferris Bueller features sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, and dickheads. That's a rainbow coalition of sub-cultures right there!
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Loads of biker ones of course if they count. I reckon they do.
Beat Girl is kind of about a Soho cafe society type scene of (wannabe) beatnicks if I remember rightly.
Tonight Let's All Make Love In London.
I'd be interested to see a film about teddy boys.
 

martin

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"Punks in Prague" - BBC documentary ('91?) following some naive, slightly over-polite Czech anarcho-punks around, and nazi skinhead bands Orlik and Branik

"Skinheads" - BBC, '82? The one with Combat 84 (this is probably on YouTube somewhere) and the big nightclub ruck

"Meantime" ('83) - one of the bleakest skinhead-related films ever made, by Mike Leigh but don't let that put you off

"Rockers" - best rasta film ever

"Psychomania" - zombie Hells Angels - the scenes where they commit suicide and terrorise the shoppers are genius
 

swears

preppy-kei
Does La Dolce Vita count? It's about hip young-ish people but they're not exactly teenagers.

I've heard that Bowie's Absolute Beginners was a big influence on 80s fashion, even if it was: a) set in the late 50s and b) total shit.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
Has there been a film or doc about emo yet? Does anyone care enough about it to bother?

Does anyone even understand it?

No-one understands me.

I hate you.
 

matt b

Indexing all opinion
Has there been a film or doc about emo yet? Does anyone care enough about it to bother?

Does anyone even understand it?

No-one understands me.

I hate you.

fugazi's 'instrument' doc.

re: war games- one hacker does not a youth culture make
 

matt b

Indexing all opinion
It's a fictional subculture, of course, but teds were Burgess's main inspiration for the kids in A Clockwork Orange.

teddy boys were real! see Hall and Jefferson's classic study

punk- rudeboy
hardcore punk- american hardcore doc.
 
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