Looking for a New England
Action, Time, Vision: Music, Film and TV 1975 - 1986
by Simon Matthews
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2021
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.
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