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Absolute Beginners Movie Review Summary

Actors: Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, Sade

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Absolute Beginners

London, 1958. Colin is a 18 year old photographer and has a girlfirend called "Crepe" Suzette who works as a designer. Colin loves amidst the bohemian neighbourhood of Notting Hill, where people from all races, jobs and sexualities live together. Suzette, searching for a social climb, leaves Colin and marries her boss. Colin, hurt, decides to work for the sinister Vendis who works in advertising and secretly supports the uprising against black people in Notting Hill. A colourful music tragicomedy in the 80's style featuring the famous eponymous song by David Bowie (Vendis)
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Script Analysis of Absolute Beginners

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   love triangle/polygon Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fights between haves and have-nots

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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