|There have been a few other books on British 1990s culture: Paolo Hewitt's semi-official history of Oasis, Getting High and John Harris's The Last Party, in particular||Osborne drew inspiration from his personal life and failing marriage with Pamela Lane while writing Look Back in Anger, which was his first successful outing as a playwright|
|Yet for the most part, the interviewees have sufficient distance from the events to give it a bit of perspective||An in-depth analysis of Cool Britannia would be great, with the author offering insight and context|
Madeline, the lost love Jimmy pines for, is based on , the older rep-company actress who first encouraged Osborne to write.1
|Don't Look Back In Anger has the subtitle, "The rise and fall of Cool Britannia, told by those who were there" and as such, tells the widescreen story with the biggest perspective; as such, it probably doesn't go in to as much detail as the others but what you do get is a much more balanced and encompassing picture of that turbulent decade of excess and indulgence but also some undeniable brilliance||Compared to past and future video efforts, this one is memorable due to its editing and some sequences but doesn't achieve any remarkable artistic greatness|
|It could also be argued that certain bands are also underrepresented, such as Radiohead's two 1990s masterpieces, The Bends and OK Computer - but at least the author doesn't make the bizarre assertion that Elastica were one of the most important bands of the decade, which Harris strangely does in his book||Cliff in turn hands it to Helena and leaves, saying "I hope he rams it up your nostrils"|
For now, at least, it stands as the definitive text on British culture of the 1990s.