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Performance (1970)


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4 years, 8 months ago at Aug 30 9:20
"I am a bullet" as uttered by James Fox's pistol-wielding Chas, shortly after being on the receiving end of a brutal beating and an alleged gang-rape, is one of those rare, truly extraordinary moments that remind you of how powerful cinema can be. This is a film of many such moments, a violent, sex-filled, psychedelic trip through the mind (or minds) of a gangster on the run that poses questions a... read more
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Release date: 4 September 1970
Tags: 1970s (5), Crime (5), 1970 (4), UK (4), Gangster (4), Drama (4), British (3), Sexuality (3), Rock Star (3), Fantasy (3), Music (3), Violence (2), Cult (2), Rock 'n' Roll (2), Drugs (2), Sex (2), Madness (2), Hallucinogenic (2), Computer (2), Self Discovery (2)
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" Performance delves deep into questions of the nature of identity and the roles we play, or performances we give, based on outward expectations, and audiences of the seventies simply weren't ready for its graphic depictions of violence, sex, and drug use. It morphed from director Donald Campbell's original idea of a light-hearted romp into one of the darkest and frankest explorations into the sixties ethos of sexual freedom and mind expansion through mind-altering substances; it's a pity no one"

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