Stark, Raving Mod!

11:53:00 MoonDoggie 2 Comments

I've been dying to see this movie for ages but at £40 for a US import, I'm going to have to keep waiting. Smashing Time was a bit of a spoof movie of the whole 'swinging London pop scene'. There are great shots of Carnaby Street in its hey-day and it looks like a lot of psychedelic fun.

This promotional video is a gas! I've transcribed the voice over because I think it's 'a bit of a giggle'.

No entry? Nonsense! Now you're invited into the whole mod, mad, sad, glad world of turned on London for a swinging, smashing time. Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave - two of the most exciting stars of the international cinema scene play a pair of switched on birds who crash their way to fortune in the pop, pop world where it's all happening. Follow this daring duo as they savour each wow, pow, flower power moment. Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave go absolutely stark, raving MOD in 'Smashing Time'. "It's a bit of a giggle" (Rita). "It's the most marvelous thing that's ever happened" (Lynn).

Here is the 'groovy' Carnaby Street scene where she apparently arrives in London for the first time.

A pair of switched on birds... :D


  1. This is GREAT! I'd never heard of 'Smashing Time', before. The clips are fun and make me want to see its entirety! Such a wonderful "snap-shot" of a real groovy time.

  2. This reminds me of Austin powers lol