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Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties
Blow Up, Get Carter, Performance, A Clockwork Orange, Quadrophenia, Naked, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels—in recent years, an industry has grown up around certain British cult movies, spawning soundtracks, videos, internet sites, and cinematic re–releases. The makers of these films have become icons of cool, revered throughout the worlds of film, music, and fashion. H ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by HarperCollins UK
(first published 2001)
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Jan 13, 2008 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: British film buffs, people who find the stories behind films as interesting as the films themselves
A very entertaining read. Each chapter of this book details a different British cult film—A Hard Day’s Night, The Blow Up, If…, Performance, Get Carter, A Clockwork Orange, The Wicker Man, Quadrophenia, Withnail & I, Naked, Trainspotting, and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels—and covers the film’s backstory, the production, the media reception, and the legacy. In addition to this, the Lock, Stock chapter ends the book with an argument for organic, legitimate cult-status as opposed to the ...more