Actors: Steve Coogan, Sean Harris
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about 24 Hour Party People|
|This film shows the history of contemporary Manchester music from punk to rave in digestible film format. The film centers around Tony Wilson (Coogan) television presenter turned promoter who becomes inspired to start a label after seeing the Sex Pistols perform. 24 Hour Party People traces his odyssey to bring music to the masses through signing and struggling with bands including Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays. Wilson also fights to find a venue, and thus opens the Hacienda Club – which eventually became the “Mad-chester” rave-era equivalent of Studio 54. The plot is barely fictionalized as it is based on Wilson's life and those of the people and bands around him. He acts as the narrator of his own life story. Excellent music with the obligatory sex, drugs and rock ‘n' roll. Not wholly a drama as it is very, very funny in parts with snappy dialogue.
Film directed by Michael Winterbottom (Welcome to Sarajevo).
--ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard wavey
- (man) average
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- all mixed up
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- A lot of foul language
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of singing and dancing
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Modern rock/pop
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