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Sex Pistols: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle [DVD] [1980]
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Overview

Special Features

  • Interview and commentary with director Julien Temple by rock writer Chris Salewicz

Synopsis

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Let Malcolm McLaren show you how to achieve fame and fortune by making your pop group the most despised band in the world! This film about the brief but eventful career of The Sex Pistols primarily focuses on McLaren, their manager, as he presents his ten-point program on how to achieve success through chaos, ineptitude, and abusing the music industry. Despite some remarkable footage of The Sex Pistols' infamous Jubilee Day performance and clips from their final concert in San Francisco, there's surprisingly little screen time devoted to the group actually performing. Instead, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle offers McLaren's agit-prop philosophies on music, culture, politics, and the entertainment industry, as well as an amusing (if often inaccurate) account of the band's rise and fall. Along the way, we're also offered some curious animated sequences, "film noir" episodes starring guitarist Steve Jones, footage of the band recording with exiled British train robber Ronnie Biggs, and Sid Vicious singing "My Way" (he had been dead for over a year by the time the movie was released). The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle began life as "Who Killed Bambi?", a project written by Roger Ebert and directed by Russ Meyer, which closed down after two days of shooting when funding fell through. By the time McLaren and Julien Temple got it off the ground (with a radically different script), Johnny Rotten had left the group, which explains why the band's front man is hardly in the movie. The rest of the group broke up a few months later. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Malcolm McLaren - 'The Embezzler'
  • Sid Vicious
    Sid Vicious - 'The Gimmick'
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    Paul Cook - 'The Tea-Maker'
  • Jess Conrad
    Jess Conrad
  • Liz Fraser
    Liz Fraser
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