Looking for a New England

Action, Time, Vision: Music, Film and TV 1975 - 1986

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Pub Date 1 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2021

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What happened to UK cinema and TV when swinging London ended? Looking for a New England covers the period 1975 to 1986, from Slade in Flame to Absolute Beginners.

A carefully researched exploration of transgressive films, the career of David Bowie, dystopias, the Joan Collins ouevre, black cinema, the origins and impact of punk music, political films, comedy, how Ireland and Scotland featured on our screens and the rise of Richard Branson and a new, commercial, mainstream. The sequel to Psychedelic Celluloid, it describes over 100 film and TV productions in detail, together with their literary, social and musical influences during a time when profound changes shrank the size of the UK cinema industry.

What happened to UK cinema and TV when swinging London ended? Looking for a New England covers the period 1975 to 1986, from Slade in Flame to Absolute Beginners.

A carefully researched exploration...


Advance Praise

Praise for Simon Matthews

'Psychedelic Celluloid covers the swinging sixties in minute detail, noting the influence of pop on  hundreds of productions' - Independent 

'Addresses everything with a thoroughness and eye for detail that's hugely impressive' - Irish News

'The ultimate catalogue of musical references in film and TV from the swinging sixties' - Glass  Magazine 

'Impressively comprehensive...positively jam-packed full of trivia and amusing anecdotes' - We Are Cult

'A pleasure to read, I am now hoping for a second volume on European psychedelic cinema' - Musique  Machine 

'A must-purchase for fans of British films and pop music' - Goldmine

Praise for Simon Matthews

'Psychedelic Celluloid covers the swinging sixties in minute detail, noting the influence of pop on  hundreds of productions' - Independent 

'Addresses everything with a...


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A trip back down memory lane to an era that I lived through. A book for reminiscing. Great! Many thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC for which I have given my voluntary and unbiased review

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