The Society of Cool!
I love this film and have been watching it since me and my mates were 10, I don't know enough about scooters yet to notice the mistakes on them, I did notice when the party's on at Kitchener Road, Jimmy bends down to take The Cascades of the deck and proceeds to put on My Generation, on the top of the Hi-Fi there's an album cover of The Who's "A Quick One" which of course was not released until 1966, not only that, the shot changes, the camera goes back to Jimmy and the album cover has been removed! somebody must of noticed! also I think when Jimmy and Steph are on the scooter on Goldhawk Road a modern looking Jaguar car passes, I think its an XJS model from the 70s/80s?
Also I wondered is it possible that Jimmy's Lambretta LI keys would fit Stings Vespa, unless he has a whole bunch of keys of course and decided to bring them to Brighton while off his head!
Good one bringing this back up Patrick. Since July 2009 Alex has maybe been lost in the Black Forrest.
Are you any relation to Andy ?
Hi Chris, I'm just new on here and still getting to know may way around the forum, I seen Andy but he's no relation.
welcome on board mate. Its a great wee site, full of fantastic but mad mod people.
I just got the 2 disc Special Edition version, and it is pretty good apart from the fact that some subtle audio comments have been overdubbed with music which has annoyed me, in particular when Jimmy's out of his brain on the train he shouts "bag!" and throws it out the window, he then turns angrily and shouts "what you looking at!" to the two school girls as he walks off, why they dubbed those two small comments out with the music I don't know.
It's definitely more sharp and cleaner looking than the grainy first one and the colours are more vivid than the 1 disc DVD version though.
Anyway I noticed another little error in the scene when Spider's scooter breaks down on the way to the Goldhawk Club after they get chucked out of the coffee bar, if you watch Gary Holton's character "Wez" the rocker, he removes his large leather arm gloves right in front of the camera and throws them to the ground, after he gives Spider a hiding he jumps back on his motorbike without the gloves on, spiders scooter must of fell on them, maybe the director done that to protect the scooter panel when it gets knocked over though...!?
The biggest mistake on Quadrophenia? One word... Sting!
The BIGGEST mistake = STING = love it wish i thought of that comment
Never noticed the dissapearing album cover, how about the shadow of the Helicopter on the cliff top, plus all the tyre marks on the cliff where thay have been rehearsing the shoot, as we know he is suppose to be riding a long the cliff for the first time.
Plus I am not gonna name them all - take too long but loads of us must of noticed the ever changing length and style of Mr Daniels hair throught ou the film
One more for good luck - Trains to Brighton have never departed from Waterloo - its always been Victoria
The thing is with all film mistsakes, when they are editing the film, they end up watching the whole film about 80 times, so why dont they sort it out then, OK somethings that happen they might not be able too, but they are somethings that could be rectified. But then agin it is great fun spotting mistakes, or is that just me being a knob