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ejonline's rating of the film The Decline of Western Civilization

As an East Coast punk, watching this when it came out was like a video letter from the friend in the LA scene I didn't have. LA had a reputation for being tough and chaotic, and the film certainly captures that. It also shows how diverse the bands were. Some people in this movie come across as just as ignorant as folks in the second one - I'm sure which community you belong to will shape how you respond to them.