Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sight & Sound Challenge: Performance (1970)

Film: Performance (211/250) 
First Time/Rewatch: First Time


For a movie with this much sex and violence, I found this surprisingly dull. Any statement it was trying to make about "performance" and identity was overshadowed by the eye-roll inducing posturing of these hipper-than-thou characters. Mick Jagger cavorting with his manic pixie dream girls while the tragically macho Chas Turner has some sort of existential enlightenment (I guess?) sounds interesting on paper, but I just found it incredibly tiresome. But it's on this list, so what do I know? I did enjoy Jagger's singing in the film. That's about it.

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