Post by franklinmarsh on Oct 20, 2007 10:11:00 GMT
Back in 1993 Channel 4 had a 'punk' weekend. They intended to show Alex Cox's Sid And Nancy but this got binned. Lech Kowalski's DOA was substituted. Ostensibly a document of The Sex Pistols ill fated American tour which led to their implosion, the filmmakers came over to Britain and filmed ordinary people on the streets as well as top punk bands like X Ray Spex and Sham 69 (and Generation X!). The NME review said something like This film was made 15 years ago but it might as well be 150 years. Well, reading CFTSF the same could be said to apply. Was Britain really a land of work-shy spongers hiding behind unions overseen by 'revolutionary' shop stewards who's only concern seemed to be screwing management (metaphorically) and making sure their workers did as little as possible for as much money as possible. Mind you, management were as bad - addle-pated toffs who just wanted to play golf, screw their secretaries (literally), siphon all profit from the company and thought dissenting workers should be horsewhipped. 'Course it was all said before, and probably slightly better, in Carry On At Your Convenience but hey it's amazing to see how much this old country has changed in the last 30 years. You could go into a pub, buy two pints of beer, a packet of crisps and it would only cost you 36p! Very rushed ending but it looks like '74 was a peak year for Woody. The sexual scenes are among the funniest - mainly for Woody's ever desperate attempts to find words to describe organs and events. Hampton courting anyone? Major disappointment when Shop Steward Fred Umbrage invites opposite number over from the Soviet Union, the gorgeous Nitya Pullova. About the only 'bird' in the book Tim doesn't score with.Apart from his mum - who's cooking gets a pasting in one of the great running gags (I'm not joking!) in this series.