Romper Stomper is a Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright in his feature film directorial debut.
Hando convinces Davey to stick by him, and the trio go on the run. They rob a service station, before Hando strangles the Asian attendant to death; and, driving all night, they stop at a beach. The next morning on the beach, Gabrielle overhears a conversation wherein Hando tries to convince Davey to leave her behind.
Gabrielle sets their car on fire and admits to phoning the police. Hando attacks her, attempting to drown her in the surf. However, Davey stabs Hando in the neck with his Hitler Youth knife. After the fight, Davey cradles a horrified Gabrielle, watched by a busload of Japanese tourists; and Hando gazes at the ocean as he bleeds to death. Geoffrey Wright 's script was inspired by the highly publicised crimes of leading Melbourne Neo-Nazi skinhead Dane Sweetman.
Sweetman was at that time in the process of serving a life sentence in Pentridge Prison for murder. The interview could not be arranged in a timely manner due to prison regulations, so the two men commenced correspondence, and Sweetman furnished Wright with a transcript of his murder trial, from which Wright drew influence.
This influence is most clearly seen in the line delivered by Hando when scaring off squatters from the warehouse: It is a direct reference to Sweetman's having cut off the legs of his victim. That was one of many aspects of the film that mirrored Sweetman's life. A further example is the characters Gabrielle, Davey, and the punk girls were all based on associates of Sweetman. Sweetman's name was conspicuously absent in the end credits, however.
This issue was raised in the Australian media during the publicity phase of promoting the film. Russell Crowe acknowledged the origin of his character during an interview on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard in Wright also spoke of the influence during a radio interview in the same year. The film's score was released by Picture This Records. It included the orchestral music and the energetic punk rock music similar to the Oi!
White Power labels have bootlegged the RAC tracks and released them on a 7" many times since the soundtrack's release. In , a Russian WP label released the whole soundtrack on a 12". Some people have also considered the Australian punk band the Bastard Squad to have done the soundtrack, due to the line "Jason from the Bastard Squad" being in the thank you section at the movie's end credits.
The actual versions of the RAC songs used in the film are earlier versions to what ended up on the commercial CD—most obvious being "Fuhrer Fuhrer", which plays in the scene after Hando is notified about Vietnamese being at the Railway Hotel—Clifford-White's intonation is slightly different and there are no backing vocals in the chorus.
The film was nominated for nine Australian Film Institute Awards. Stratton would many years later clarify his rating stating: What troubled me about Romper Stomper was that it was made in a time, I think , when there had been some racial problems with young Vietnamese people, particularly in Melbourne, and I thought the film could stir up more violence The film was highly controversial because of its violent content.
In , Stewart was found guilty of the racially motivated murder of Mubarek and was jailed for life. In Nîmes, weavers tried to reproduce jean fabric but instead developed a similar twill fabric that became known as denim, from de Nîmes , meaning "from Nîmes".
Genoa's jean fabric was a fustian textile of "medium quality and of reasonable cost", very similar to cotton corduroy for which Genoa was famous, and was "used for work clothes in general". The Genoese navy equipped its sailors with jeans, as they needed a fabric which could be worn wet or dry.
It was replaced by indigo synthesis methods developed in Germany. By the 17th century, jean was a crucial textile for working-class people in Northern Italy. This is seen in a series of genre paintings from around the 17th century attributed to an artist now nicknamed The Master of the Blue Jeans. The fabric would have been Genoese jean, which was cheaper. Genre painting came to prominence in late 16th century, and the non-nobility subject matter in all ten paintings places them among others that portray similar scenes.
Dungaree was mentioned for the first time in the 17th century, when it was referred to as cheap, coarse thick cotton cloth, often colored blue but sometimes white, worn by impoverished people in what was then a region of Bombay , India a dockside village called Dongri. This cloth was "dungri" in Hindi. Dungri was exported to England and used for manufacturing of cheap, robust working clothes.
In English, the word "dungri" became pronounced as "dungaree". The term jeans appears first in , when a Swiss banker by the name Jean-Gabriel Eynard and his brother Jacques went to Genoa and both were soon heading a flourishing commercial concern.
In Massena 's troops entered the town and Jean-Gabriel was entrusted with their supply. In particular he furnished them with uniforms cut from blue cloth called "bleu de Genes" whence later derives the famous garment known worldwide as "blue jeans". Levi Strauss , as a young man in , went from Germany to New York to join his older brothers who ran a goods store. In , he moved to San Francisco to open his own dry goods business.
In , Davis wrote to Strauss asking to partner with him to patent and sell clothing reinforced with rivets. Levi accepted Davis's offer,  and the two men received US patent No.
Davis and Strauss experimented with different fabrics. An early attempt was brown cotton duck , a bottom-weight fabric. The denim used was produced by an American manufacturer. Popular legend incorrectly states that it was imported from Nimes, France. A popular myth is that Strauss initially sold brown canvas pants to miners, later dyed them blue, turned to using denim, and only after Davis wrote to him, added rivets. Initially, Strauss' jeans were simply sturdy trousers worn by factory workers , miners, farmers, and cattlemen throughout the North American West.
Later, the jeans were redesigned to today's industry standard of five pockets including a little watch pocket and copper rivets. Fewer jeans were made during World War II , but 'waist overalls' were introduced to the world by US soldiers, who sometimes wore them off duty.
Historic photographs indicate that in the decades before they became a staple of fashion, jeans generally fit quite loosely, much like a pair of bib overalls without the bib. Indeed, until , Levi Strauss called its flagship product "waist overalls" rather than "jeans". After James Dean popularized them in the movie Rebel Without a Cause , wearing jeans became a symbol of youth rebellion during the s. Examples of intentional denim distressing strictly to make them more fashionable can be seen as early as in Vogue's June issue.
Acceptance of jeans continued through the s and s. Originally an esoteric fashion choice, in the s jeans may be seen being worn by men and women of all ages. Traditionally, jeans were dyed to a blue color using natural indigo dye. Most denim is now dyed using synthetic indigo. Currently, jeans are produced in any color that can be achieved with cotton. For more information on dyeing, refer to denim and the discussion there of using pigment dyes.
In Levi Strauss introduced pre-shrunk jeans, which did not shrink further after purchase, allowing the consumer to purchase a correctly fitting size. The are almost identical to the s with the exception of the button-fly. The Levi's Corporation also introduced a slim boot-cut fit known as and The difference between the two is the s sit at the waist line and the s sit below the waist line.
Later, Levi's would develop other styles and fits such as the loose, slim, comfort, relaxed, skinny, and a regular fit with a tapered leg. Ripping or distressing of jeans, though also arising naturally as a result of wear and tear, is sometimes deliberately performed by suppliers - with distressed clothing sometimes selling for more than a nondistressed pair. Consumers wanting jeans that appear worn can buy jeans that have been specially treated. To give the fabrics the worn look, sandblasting done with chemicals or by adding pumice stone to the washing process or abrading with sandpaper is often done.
A typical pair of blue jeans uses gallons liters of water during its life cycle. This includes the water to irrigate the cotton crop, manufacture the jeans, and the numerous washes by the consumer. The production of jeans with a "used look" can be more environmentally damaging than regular jeans  [ citation needed ] , depending on how the waste compounds are processed.
Sandblasting and treating with sandpaper has the risk of causing silicosis to the workers, and in Turkey , more than 5, textile workers have been stricken with this disease, and 46 people are known to have died.
Some companies have announced they are banning the use of sandblasting. Despite most jeans being "pre-shrunk", they are still sensitive to slight further shrinkage and loss of color from being washed. I like wearing these around the house everyday! They are cool and comfy. I bought 2 and will buy more.
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