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Author Topic: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture  (Read 1896 times)

Steve Green

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #15 on: 06 April, 2017, 02:28:35 pm »
Mine turned up - just had a skim and it's very dense at 700-odd pages, I could quite see it filling 2 or 3 larger format books with colour images and a bit more space to breathe.

Apparently there's a colour PDF available with the purchase of the printed version, but haven't hunted down a link yet.

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #16 on: 11 April, 2017, 11:38:26 am »
I ordered a book, I got a potential murder weapon!

I can see myself dipping into this for the next year or so

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #17 on: 23 April, 2017, 10:40:23 am »
Finally finished reading this - can't recommend it highly enough!  Even if those bloody Green Horse Things from Project UFO were staring RIGHT AT ME for TWO WHOLE PAGES!  Eeeek!

It also finally allowed me to identify the last of my half remembered childhood TV memories - 'a man, standing in a park at night, turns into a tree' - to an episode of 'Shadows' called 'The Man Who Hated Children' where George A Cooper from Grange Hill... turns into a tree.  And it takes AGES.  No wonder it stuck in my memory.
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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #18 on: 23 April, 2017, 11:01:37 am »
Shadows is something i've been meaning to get around to, like many of the serials in this tome Network put out sets of the entire series.

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #19 on: 24 April, 2017, 02:58:47 pm »
It's great reading this and then looking for the stuff mentioned on YouTube. I'd never even heard of Romany Jones and now I feel the same mild distaste as everyone else! Not awful, but of it's time.

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #20 on: 24 April, 2017, 03:27:49 pm »
 

Not sure if it should also have been mentioned that Arthur Mullard was a notorious dealer of domestic abuse.

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #21 on: 24 April, 2017, 11:11:02 pm »
And every "the Black Hole" fan knows it's V.I.N CENT (Vital Information Necessary CENTralized) not V.I.N.C.E.N.T - loving the book anyway

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #22 on: 18 February, 2018, 11:21:58 am »
Was going to start a new thread for this book - glad I searched for the word 'scarred'. :)

Recently got my copy - simply awesome - and a very reasonable price considering its size/weight.

Looking forward to the second volume - but as I was slightly older in the 80's - I may not be quite as scarred. :)

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #23 on: 18 February, 2018, 06:42:45 pm »
1970s public information films - the second one is really scary, but for completely different reasons to when it was produced*...

*the clue is 1970s

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Re: Scarred For Life Volume One - a book about dark 70s pop culture
« Reply #24 on: 18 February, 2018, 07:15:38 pm »
I remember a particularly bad one where a young lad gets his feet cut off by a train. The policeman knocked on the door and, holding up the lads football boots, says to the mother "He won't be needing these any more!". Dark stuff!

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I wasn't familiar with that one so just youtubed it - it's the narrator who says that - the copper says "They asked me to bring you these" (not sure who they are, or why they would want him to bring them to the mother before she's even seen her boy lying in hospital...)