Privilege (1967)

Review: Privilege (1967)

Director: Peter Watkins

Cast: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job, Max Bacon,

Paul Jones
Paul Jones
Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton
Mark London
Mark London
William Job
William Job
Max Bacon
Max Bacon

Plot: Britain's biggest pop singer, Steven Shorter (Paul Jones), receives unwavering adulation and possesses total control over his rabid fans, which includes nearly the entire population. Yet Shorter is not an autonomous performer -- he is little more than a puppet for the government, promoting whatever agenda they see fit. When a beautiful artist, Vanessa Ritchie (Jean Shrimpton), is commissioned to paint his portrait, she pushes Shorter to question his obedience to his manipulative handlers.

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Recent disks from England, part one

Recent disks from England, part one

The latest Flipside release from the BFI, Bill Forsyth’s That Sinking Feeling, is like a cross between a gritty Ken Loach working class story and a Children’s Film Foundation fantasy of kid […]

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