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SOCIAL REALISM TIMELINE ERA

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

Don’t Look Back in Anger

Kes

Quadraphenia

Made in Britain

A Room for Romeo Brass

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Alcohol abuse Casual wear Set in an ordinary everyday home Camera mirrors the character’s care free nature Theme – Casual everyday life

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Old football coach Raw and rough location Strong British accents Basic camera shots Gritty characters Non-fancy football kits

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Motorbike Big leather jackets Rough housing building Drugs Bold, loud mannerisms of the characters Scruffy everyday clothes

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Skinhead character Short jeans Leather jacket Bold personalities The theme of corruption Prison cell Long detective jacket

Common informal language Male Jokes People can relate to the luxuries, such as alcohol consumption

Most people associate Britain with football/popular sports The rough location gives the characters a more authentic portrayal which relates to the open British personalities

Quite fashionable to wear big baggy jackets, therefore, people (mainly men) to the British culture of dressing. It gives an authentic representation with the divide between rich and poor estates

Harshness of British life Leather jacket – fashion statement for males Bold personality brings an element of truthfulness a lot of crime at the time which people can relate to

KEY FILMS

BRITISH SOCIAL REALIST CONVENTIO NS

APPEAL TO A NICHE BRITISH AUDIENCE

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Swearing and fighting Football field Violent theme Shell suit Football Quick tempered characters

Gives a realistic representation of the British youth’s attitude in society (quite rebellious). Aggression is associated with Britain when it comes to sport.

British Social Realism Timeline - Notes Grid  

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