September 2, 2015
‘It’s never your children’: ‘Get Carter’ (1971) and class
Interesting point, if not really true, by the commentator.
It’s also not true that “there is nothing glamourous in Carter’s world.” His bespoke suits looked pretty glamourous, I imagine, to much of the English audience. His character cuts an exotic, exciting figure in grimy Newcastle.
And those “Swinging London” scenes are set in 1971, not 1966, and again: Newcastle.
You’re looking at “Swinging London’s” migration to the Home Counties a few years later, and that “disco” is intentionally down at the heel, second hand and depressing.
Sheesh. Americans sometimes…