Based on the best-selling and multi-award-winning novel by Zadie Smith, White Teeth is superbly adapted to the screen in this outstanding drama which features a compulsively watchable cast including Robert Bathurst, Phil Davis, Geraldine James, James McAvoy, Om Puri and more. Set in far from glamorous Willesden Green, London from the 1970s to the 1990s, White Teeth finds Archie Jones, interracially married to the post-Jehovah s Witness Clara, meeting up with an old colleague, Samad Iqbal who, with his family, has just arrived in England. The secrets they share from the past, and the secrets they will share in the future, are tossed and tumbled in a rich stew that bubbles with racial and sexual tension, new-found freedoms, old school politics, genetic science, animal liberation and the end of the world as we know it. It all adds up to a feast to be relished from start to finish.
Runtime: 50 minutes
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With Teeth (stylized as [WITH_TEETH]) is the fourth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on May 3, 2005 by Nothing Records and Interscope Records. The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder. Reznor has indicated that the album is influenced by his battle with and recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse. With Teeth became an immediate commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 272,000 copies sold in its first week. The album generated three singles, “The Hand That Feeds”, “Only” and “Every Day Is Exactly the Same”, all of which became number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.
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Before the album's release, Reznor described With Teeth as “more song-oriented” and “lean” than the previous Nine Inch Nails album, The Fragile (1999). In reference to the album's sound, Reznor said he “tried to keep a lo-fi aesthetic running through it, a kind of carelessness.” Moreover, he stated the music was less of a concept album, and more of “a collection of songs that are friends with each other, but don't have to rely on each other to make sense”. With Teeth is considered as Reznor's most rock-centric album since the Broken EP and labeled as industrial rock, electronic rock and hard rock. The album's sound also draws inspirations from genres such as drum and bass, pop, electronica and ambient. The album's lyrics tackle Reznor's opinion of himself, his relationship with the world around him and his place in it, as well as his struggles with addiction. Although it dealt with these issues, Reznor was hopeful that it was still “disguised enough that [it was] not a terribly boring record about recovery and addiction”. Reznor also drew influence from the September 11, 2001 attacks, which occurred shortly after his recovery. The album's first single, “The Hand That Feeds”, was a direct example of the themes of protest and propagandist fear that helped influence the album. These influences became more prominent in his next album, Year Zero, and the alternate reality game that accompanied it.
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