>Does the world need another movie remake? The 1947 classic Brighton Rock is being ‘reimagineered’, this time set amongst the mod and rocker deckchair-chucking events of the early 60s.
A problem for any filmmaker wanting a load of youngsters on classic scoots is that youngsters don’t ride classic scoots. Well, not many do anyway. I suspect the director Rowan Joffe approached numerous established scooter clubs for extras, which is why most of the riders in this clip, filmed by a friend-of-a-friend, look distinctly thirty and forty-something and to be fair, portly. Well, would you lend your pride and joy to an 18-year old to ride up and down Royal Parade? Me neither.
(This was filmed in Eastbourne. Brighton is too er, Brighton-y these days. Incidentally, the famous scene in Quadrophenia when the mods ride over the crest of the hill and stop to look at Brighton set before them? They were actually looking at Eastbourne from East Dean Road).