I think Strummer's last was his best. In response to Stephanie Pure's promotion for the Vera Project in 2003, I included a couple thoughts on Streetcore. 'Arms Aloft' is the Aberdeen song.
I'm happy to say This Is England lived up to my expectations (sadly, Dans Paris did not, though Louis Garrel made it worth my while). The characters in England are divided into two camps, the affectionate, ska-loving skins and the violent, racist skins. First, fatherless Sean (a terrific Thomas Turgoose) is embraced by the former, but then he's enticed by the Dark Side, which is to say the National Front. This is England indeed. The final shot is a rip straight from Truffaut, but it's a good one. Great soundtrack, too.
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