Oh, tales to tell on why this is a favorite of mine…
First, I was a wanna-be-punk rocker in the early-to-mid ’80s. White-collar professional during the weekdays. Biker-jacket and chains at night and the weekends.
Second, I was into the music and story of the Pistols – and I loved Deborah Spungen’s book “And I Don’t Want to Live This Life.”
Third, I got lucky on this one – my friend Mike and his (then) girl-friend (now wife) Lisa had won tickets to see a sneak-preview showing of this movie in New York City. At the time, I had just broken-up with my girl-friend of three years and was somewhat bummed. Knowing I was into this stuff and was now down, Mike and Lisa asked me to join them to see the show. That was very cool.
Plus, the night we went, was the same night as Game 6 of the NLCS. And, while I wanted to see the Mets lose, it was very interesting to see Manhattan go nuts after the Mets won.
Lastly, Gary Oldman. Is he an actor’s actor, or what?