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SOCIAL REALISM TIMELINE ERA

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

Don’t look back in anger.

Kes.

Quadraphenia.

Made in Britain.

Nil by mouth.

Working class clothes. Alcohol. Raining. Lighting and location is dull. Woman beater. Market. Hard, menial work. Trouble from authority

Old man football coach. Football. Cold weather. Trouble from authority (Teacher). Bland setting, dull lighting. Regional accent. Common language. Raised voices. Short shorts. Pale skin. Mischief.

Shows the social group of “Mods” during the 1970’s and their culture. Dark, gloomy staircase. Narrow hall way. Small house, heavily populated urban areas. Abusive father. Alcoholism. Cockney accent. Interior design. Ignorant British attitude.

Skinhead. Trouble with authority. Depression. Problematic. Social workers. Skinhead fashion. Swastikas. Social rejects. Help furthering the problem.

Domestic violence. Foul language. Jealous men. Alpha males. Stupid arguments. Taking control/losing it. Alcoholism. Anger problems - Result of gritty, abusive childhood.

Working class people that may have been in the same abusive situation could relate in watching the film.

Use of regional British accents, the moors, football. Brass band music. Celebrating the bland, grittiness of Britain

Showing the specific social group of that era. The small housing. Traditional British music. Ignorant British attitude.

Shows our British rehab systems and how they usually do the opposite of their purpose. Social rejects, mainly youth.

Shows how our British way of parenting affected that generation in later life. Defects in society. Problematic relationships. Arguments about playing pool down the pub.

KEY FILMS

BRITISH SOCIAL REALIST CONVENTIONS

APPEAL TO A NICHE BRITISH AUDIENCE


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