This extraordinary 1970 British film marked the directorial debut of cinematographer Nicolas Roeg (working with Donald Cammell). James Fox portrays a London gangster who has to hide away for awhile and ends up staying with a fading rock star (Mick Jagger). The latter recognizes something of his old, daring self in the violent criminal, and after pushing open the boundaries of the hood's experience with psychedelics, the two men begin to intertwine as one. The film is an exciting pool of ideas about real and presumed power, about the mysteries of "performance" as a pressing outward toward an abandonment of identity and embrace of revelation. Beneath it all, however, is Roeg and Cammell's suspicion that the worlds of these two men--pop shaman and underworld soldier--are not dissimilar in their self-serving goals. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
excellent movie. mick jagger generated all the attention but james fox steals the film. this cammell and roeg film has aged very well.Published on April 16 2009 by Daniel Cunningham
This is one film where the legend does not obscure the brilliance of the plot, the direction of the scenes, and the players.... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2002 by Richard R. Carlton
why the criterion collection hasn't put this to dvd is less obvious than the overwhelming need to see roeg's first film. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002 by aja
This film has haunted me for a generation, and I'm delighted to finally own a copy, though the copy is not the best quality. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2002 by Harrington V. Ingham
The film is really as schizophrenic as the story line. That is in part due to the fact that it was directed by two directors. Read morePublished on June 24 2002 by Doug Anderson
This unapologetic exploration of film's boundaries is not only in my Top Ten list, it vies with "Last Tango in Paris" as being one of the most intriguing films about... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2002 by Alan J Prescott
This is the best, though not the most accessable, film that Jagger was ever involved with. Every piece of the film is filled with legend, both cinematic, musical, and biographical. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2001 by W. T. Hoffman
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