Michael  Caine was there during the swinging 60s in London so even though this is not a personal memoir he makes it real. His story telling takes you to everything that the decade had, the music of course, the clothes, mini skirts sure, and the more substantial changes, the rise of the youth culture and the assaults on the class system. He was probably the first Cockney to be a leading man in the movies, although in his breakout role, he had to speak in a very toff accent. Incidentally, he tells us how he happened to choose Caine as his professional name. Beside him we get the key personalities of the time.  In old and sometimes new talk clips, Paul McCartney, Twiggy, David Bailey, Marianne Faithful, Roger Daltrey, Mary Quant, Vidal Sasoon and many others describe the life they saw and lived. “Suddenly people saw the working class had talents among them,” says McCartney. “Anyone with talent could be a part of it,” says Lulu. The film documents liberation on several fronts and then admits to the damage that excess and drugs caused in the scene. It’s not the definitive document, but it is wonderful as an overview and a recall. Terrific film clips from back then are beautifully and vibrantly edited to flow right along with the new interviews. And also in there is a great batch of the hits, from The Animals to Donovan, the Stones to the Zombies.

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