Get Initiated Into 1970s Sharpie Culture With Michael Kratochvil and Ladyhawke
In 1960s and 1970s Australia, one of the prominemt subcultures of suburban Melbourne were the Sharpies. Also known as Sharps, these were members of violent suburban youth gangs, so named due to their focus on looking and dressing "sharp".
Now in this fantastic music video for Jacques Renault's Ladyhawke remix, directed by Michael Kratochvil, we can revisit those times safely as an observer. So often directors trying to capture history on screen tend to fail their ambitions by making everything look brand new, or by mistakenly incorporating anachronisms, but here Kratochvil really succeeds in capturing not only the old look but also the mood and mannerisms of these gangs.
Now, whoever is writing a Mods vs Sharpies movie please give the directing reins to this guy. I think it's high time we had a worthy successor to Romper Stomper.
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