OK, this is a little late as I’ve just come From Haukur S Magnusson’s 30th Birthday celebrations. Lots of food and booze (none for me as i’M working again tonight on gatekeeper duty to the gates of hell). Met his family as well as they were lovely. His dad looks funnily enough looks like the lead singer/guitarist to Kimono. Worthy praise i think so too.
But i need to get my game face on. And to prepare myself for the existential threat to my soul this evening i need some classic RAAAAAWK! Take it away boys…
Now over the past few months the farm has been pumping out films about punk, metal and the end fo the world and the universe. But as of the new year, we are going to go somewhere a little different. And as most of the people who read this blog are, to be frank, socially and mentally retarded, i think that we need to see some of the more eerie and bizarre films that are out there in the ether.
so for the next several week, i present to you the SUNDAY CULT FILM CORNER!
and this week, i present an interesting cult documentary that tells the story of New York gangs in the ’70s, 80 BLOCKS FROM TIFFANY’S.
Initially part of a series of films made NBC’s entertainment divisions, the films tells about the myriads of gangs that populated the South Bronx area of New York in the 1970′s, the title of the films being the distance from Tiffany’s Department store in Manhattan to their neighbourhood, but it felt more like a different universe. The film is more akin to the classic gang film “the warriors”, with gangs named The Savage Skulls. At the time New york was close to bankruptcy as years of neglect had turned parts of New York into bombed out demilitarised zones. It’s almost recognisable tot he New Yorks of today, but the film simply points a camera as the main characters involved and asks them to tell their stories of gang life on the streets. A more detailed article about the film can be seen HERE
so get your hot chocolate on the ready and sit back and watch some good old fashioned street violence with extra machines guns and explosives and stuff….warriors…. come out to plaaaaay…..(clink, clink)