Under the Covers: #624 QUADROPHENIA (dir. Franc Roddam) 1979
“I don’t give a monkey’s arsehole about Mods and Rockers. Underneath, we’re all the same, ‘n’t we?”
Criterion sure loves their rock odyssees (there’s this, Head, Spinal Tap, that one where Takashi Miike tortures David Bowie for 2 hours…), and they have done some serious justice to Franc Roddam’s Quadrophenia. it’s a grimy transfer for a grimy movie, but the package sure is pretty, and stuffed with a thick booklet full of great essays and iconic images. us and them, over and over again.