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DIRECTOR David Batty
An entertaining documentary about the swinging sixties, presented by Michael Caine, with a wealth of archive footage, great contributors and a brilliant soundtrack.
Fancy a walk through 1960s swinging London? Presented and narrated by Michael Caine, this stylish documentary playfully explores the impact of Britain’s ‘60s working class revolution. Written by British TV legends Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Likely Lads, Porridge), the film captures the energy, fashion and sheer exuberance of the area. A wealth of archive footage, a brilliant range of contributors (including David Bailey, Marianne Faithful, Roger Daltrey and Twiggy) and a spot-on soundtrack make for an exhilarating journey back in time.
(2017 UK 84 mins)
Michael Caine whisks us through the Swinging Sixties in this breezy and evocative archive-based documentary. The film interweaves his own story with that of the society around him … The archive material has been painstakingly assembled and the well-chosen musical soundtrack plays like a jukebox selection of favourites from the era. Many of the anecdotes and insights here will already be familiar to anyone with even a passing knowledge of the period but that doesn’t reduce in the slightest the nostalgic pleasure that the film provides throughout. Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
BBFC advice: Contains drug misuse and references and nudity
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