The Filth and the Fury

January 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  The Filth and the Fury

NUTSHELL:  Julien Temple’s tells the Sex Pistols story in relation to England’s societal upheaval in the 1970’s and, oddly enough, Richard III.

GOOD THINGS:  Film also functions as a fashion scrapbook. Siouxsie, Vivienne Westwood cameo, rad clips including yokels in Georgia chatting about the Pistols, so ghey TV spots and chat show mayhem

BAD THINGS:  Malcolm McLaren, heroin, mullets, perms, flares, bondage face masks, Billy Idol and Nancy

FEATURES:  Sting… in a role that will surprise you.

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Spitting. A whole lot of spitting. I guess you basically know that going in but geez… a lot of spitting.

NOTABLE:  Say what you will, but that Paul Cook’s a looker, even shot in silhouette which everyone is in this film and I’m not sure why.

BEST PART:  The wit and wisdom of Sid Vicious

BEST LINE:  We declared war on England without meaning to.

CROWNS:  3 out of 5


Entry filed under: Documentary, Firebaton review, Musical.

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