Let’s call it the time capsule that shows the music and fashion that took place in Great Britain at the time when Punk “ruled” – that was the ideology that would questioned everything possible.
Punk exploded in the streets of London during the summer of 1976. This music immediately and its creators were a big inspiration for filmmakers. “The Punk Kebab” was the very first documentary which would speak about this movement, and that was the documentary that appeared Shane MacGowan and members of “The Nipple Erectors” and “The Maniacs”.
One of the documentaries of the Punk scene was Phil Munnoch, known as Captain Zip. With the Super 8 camera, he was able to make a film about the life of the punks in London in 1978.
Punk also changed the way of how people would dress and this was influenced even more by the legendary bar opened by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. This bar and the dressed code it proclaimed, is also documented by Captain Zip.
Director Julien Temple had friendships with members of the group Sex Pistols and he made the first documentary and the first mockumentary about them.
Meanwhile, “Punk Can Take It” shows the eccentric leader of the Tenpole Tudor group, Edward Tudor-Pole, and “apathy for stagnant England”. The narrative was read by commentator John Snagge, who gave the news of the invasion of Normandy.
In the early 1980s, Punk music faced pop, electronic, and ska music. But Punk did not give up and proof of this is the realization of the movie “Knights Electric” with music by Madness, John Foxx, The Pretenders, Blondie, etc.
Meanwhile, the documentary “The Destructors” for the group of the same name, in a way shows that the famous days of Punk have already passed.
Here we have some of the Punk Clips: