The Blank Generation
|The Blank Generation|
|Directed by||Ivan Kral|
|Produced by||Ivan Kral|
|Starring||Patti Smith Group|
|Edited by||Amos Poe|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
The Blank Generation is the earliest of the published DIY "home movies" of New York punk's birth. It was filmed by No Wave filmmaker Amos Poe and Ivan Kral, legendary 1970s guitarist with Iggy Pop, Blondie and Patti Smith.
Film locations include Max's Kansas City, The Bottom Line, Bowery, and the Lower East Side. Legal disputes between Poe and Krall prevented the former's name to appear in the credits after the latter owned the copyright to said film in the years after its initial release.
- Richard Hell
- Patti Smith Group
- The Heartbreakers
- Talking Heads
- Tuff Darts
- New York Dolls
- The Shirts
Musicians featured in the film include: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Johnny Thunders, David Byrne, Tom Verlaine, David Johansen, Wayne County, Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, Chris Stein, Fred Smith, Johnny Ramone, Ivan Kral, Robert Gordon, Richard Lloyd, Tina Weymouth, Walter Lure, Jeff Salen, Annie Golden, Jayne County, Chris Frantz, Jimmy Destri, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Gary Valentine, Clem Burke, Arthur Kane, Syl Sylvain, Jerry Nolan, Jay Dee Daugherty, Richard Sohl, Billy Ficca, Hilly Kristal and more.
- Rock 'n' Roll High School-1979 films starring The Ramones
- Stop Making Sense-1984 concert film featuring The Talking Heads
- True Stories-1986 comedy film directed by David Byrne
- Experimental film
- Jean-Luc Godard-inspiration for this film