The Harder They Come

I think it's safe to say that Pat and I are outside the originally intended target audience of Perry Henzell's 1972 Jamaican gangster film The Harder They Come, but then we're outside the originally intended target audience for a lot of the movies we've watched and loved through the course of this project.

The Harder They Come is a rare film in that it's pop music soundtrack is amazing and the film is its equal, and that is, of course, because the music isn't that far removed from the attitudes and environment that produced the film. That is to say that while the film is more violent than reggae culture is usually viewed as, the film is still a backlash against the corruption and oppression in the same way that the music was.