Friday, January 17, 2014

Primitive London: British Beatniks, Rockers, and Assorted Scallywags.

Arnold R. Miller's Primitive London (1965) falls roughly into the same category of film as the witchploitation documentaries we looked at in earlier posts - mild titillation masquerading as stern condemnation.  No occult shenanigans to scold this time around, though, just a buzzing London in full postwar Swing.  In this enjoyable excerpt, the documentary turns its attention on the burgeoning youth subcultures of the day - Mods, rockers, beatniks, and an intriguing and all to brief section on the life of the lone wolf pinball addict:

And here's a little extra Brit Beatnik bang for your buck:

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