Filmed in 1968 and held back for two years, this was as much of its time as 'A Clockwork Orange', and is just as dazzlingly odd today. A mixture of realistic, violent gangster film and psychedlic exploration, it's neither particularly nostalgic for the 60s, nor very hopeful for the coming 70s. Mick Jagger, in his one good role, plays himself, and James Fox is as detatched as ever - he was so affected by the filming, he retired from the motion picture industry for almost a decade. Co-directed by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg, the influence of the latter is shown clearly in the odd editing - jump-cuts and strange, disjointed switches of perspective abound. The soundtrack is fantastic, too, featuring a strange mixture of ambient electronics, easy listening, and blues. It's a shame it isn't on DVD, really.