The Art of Cinema #335


Privilege
(Peter Watkins; 1967)

10 comments:

R.H. said...

And Mick Jagger?

Tom Sutpen said...

No. Jagger's nowhere to be found in Privilege (one of his pouts and the movie would have headed south and never returned).

You might, perhaps, be thinking about Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance?

He's in that one.

Jordanna said...
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swac said...

So glad this is finally available through legal channels (after going through three different bootlegs).

I've also got three different versions of the soundtrack...Patti Smith's favourite film!

Richard Gibson said...

Patti Smith's favourite film?! I'd never heard that.

R.H. said...

Thanks Tom, Performance is what I meant. I heard about the movie but never saw it.

swac said...

She does a cover of Set Me Free from the film on her album Easter, and she's talked about it in interviews.

Richard Gibson said...

Wow, it never clicked. I have her LP and I have the Paul Jones EP (I never bought the LP when I had the chance!) but I'm not familiar with the EP, I think I've only played it once and I only saw the film last week...

swac said...

The weird thing is, there are variants between the versions of the songs on the EP and the LP (both Parlophone/Capitol) and another Paul Jones album titled Privilege which appeared on the Uni label in the States and features imagery from the film on the cover. Different vocal takes, different tempos and so on.

swac said...

Also, Canadian band Sloan did a music video for the song She Says What She Means based on Privilege. Unfortunately, I can't find a copy of it online anywhere.