Quadrophenia Q&A

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In honour of the 40th Anniversary of Quadrophenia, the British Music Experience is pleased to host an afternoon In Conversation with author Simon Wells talking about his book the Making of Quadrophenia.

Forty years after Quadrophenia first hit the world's cinema screens, its influence on popular culture can still be felt today. Following Jimmy the Mod in his search for identity against the backdrop of the May Bank Holiday riots of the 1960s, the film based on the classic album by The Who is widely regards as the finest example of a British youth movie . And, as the generation that saw it first time around now have teenagers of their own, Quadrophenia has become a glorious benchmark for their own youthful excesses, hopes, dreams and nostalgia.

Illustrated throughout with behind-the-scenes photographs, and containing interviews and contributions from principal cast members, director Franc Roddam, producer Bill Curbishley, scriptwriter Martin Stellman and others involved in the creation of Quadrophenia, this is the definitive account of the making of Britain's greatest youth movie.

Simon will be in conversation with Carl Hunter. Carl is film maker and has directed many documentaries for television and recently directed the feature film Sometimes Always Never starring Bill Nighy. He is also the bass player in Liverpool Band The Farm.

Simon Wells

Simon Wells has written on film and music for numerous magazines and newspapers including the Guardian; The Times and The Independent. He is a regular contributor to Record Collector, Hotdog, TV Zone, Watch, Total Film, and the Beatles' Book; the group's official magazine. In addition to his writing credits, Simon has researched numerous projects for the likes of the BBC, Channel Four and Virgin, as well as broadcasting live on LBC, ITN and BBC on film and music.

The Making Of Quadrophenia:

Standard Edition - £20

Special Edition - £80

The Making of Quadrophenia is the definitive account of Britain's greatest youth movie, containing behind-the-scenes photographs and interviews from principal cast members, director Franc Roddam, producer Bill Curbishley, scriptwriter Martin Stellman and many others.

This deluxe box-set edition – limited to 500 copies – is hand signed by both Franc Roddam and Simon Wells, and contains the following exclusive items:

- A specially designed, illustrated map of the movie locations in Brighton

- A reproduction of an original Japanese promotional brochure

- A print of an Adrian Boot photograph taken on set

- A set of four postcards featuring rare international posters

- A certificate of authenticity