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Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt

SYNOPSIS:  John Cooper Clarke is a poet, storyteller and comic commentator who became a central figure in the remarkable revival of British poetry in the late twentieth century. Often referred to as the Bard Of Salford he came to prominence during the punk explosion of the 1970s when he opened for bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Fall, Joy Division, the Buzzcocks and Elvis Costello. He survived the punk explosion and today has a large and varied following with his poems appearing as signature pieces on TV in “The Sopranos” and in films such as “Control” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt mixes concert footage and interviews with interpreted and dramatised treatments of his work. John Cooper Clarke and his story are as engaging as the imagery in his poetry.

Here's an interview with John in our "Heros" section.

Censorship Rating: PG
Length: 60 Minutes
Country of Origin: U.K.
Year of Production: 1983
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor-Mead, Peter Berry
Director: Nick May
Performers: John Cooper Clarke, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Michele Roberts, Jules Deelder, Attila the Stockbroker and Seething Wells
Reviews: “…proceeds to open the gates on a field of his poems whose rhythms pound down the straight like horses in a Melbourne Cup field.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“A celluloid collage as vigorous and nervy as the poetry it portrays” Sounds (U.K.)
“explores the work of the UK’s first punk poet.” Time Out U.K.

Subject area Performance poetry, punk culture, society, social studies
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