Quadrophenia: The Film vs. The Music

To me, the film differed widely from the rock-opera because the movie seemed to focus more on Jimmy’s love life and less on his internal struggle.  The movie made his actions seem to be dependent on whether or not he was with Steph.  It ignored for the most part his schizophrenia, making a casual reference to it, instead of it being the focus of the story.  The movie seemed to make Jimmy’s desire to be a Mod a result of trying to impress Steph.  Also, the movie introduced a Rocker friend which was absent in the album.  This further proceeded to make his internal conflict less about his schizophrenia and more about social acceptance.


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