Aspect Ratio: 1.78 (16x9 HDTV)
Tech Notes: digitally remastered DVD
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Filmed in 1978-79 concert footage of the Clash performing intercut with a story about a school mate of theirs who wants to be a roadie and contempory news/documentary footage of events in London and around with the rise of Thatcher and racism on the streets.
by rogerco on Sat 18th Nov 2023 Streamed proj @ home
Rude Boy makes a Mess
SummaryPart artificial drama, part documentary, part archive - a bit of a mess
Although interesting and entertaining it somewhat jarred in the conflict between documentary and scripted storyline, with contemporary news and street documentary, and fake documentary, footage thrown in.
The treatment of young black kids was unsympathetic - one wonders if Ray's racism was actually a reflection of the director/screenwriters opinions.. On the other hand the National Front was not sympathtically treated - although not critical either.