This is a trailer for an essay in the just launched Real Review. Its an essay about Britain in the 1980′s, about competing ideas of history, about re-enactment as a political device, about war and plasterwork. Its good. And so is the Real Review.
Here, we see two trips down the River Thames: The Sex Pistols in 1977 and Prince Charles in 1988. Between these two boat rides, a new kind of Britain emerged, a vision of Britain whose waters we are still deeply immersed in.