The Committee [DVD] [1968]

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Special Features

  • Interviews with Peter Syles and Max Steur by Oscar-winning director Jon Blair
  • Free CD of Paul Jones singing a new version of "The Committee" arranged by Tim Whitehead for the Homemade Orchestra, and including Homemade Orchestra samples


The Committee
This short experimental feature follows a young man (Paul Jones, vocalist for the band Manfred Mann) who is picked up by a successful but self-satisfied businessman (Tom Kempinski) while hitchhiking. Bored and exasperated with the businessman's prattle, the young man succumbs to temptation while the mogul checks the engine of his Mercedes Benz, bringing the car's hood crashing down on the man's head. Feeling remorse later on, he sews the businessman's head back onto his body, with the victim seeming no worse for wear. Years later, the young man is working with an architectural firm when he's called upon to join a committee led by a powerful government official (Robert Lloyd). It soon becomes obvious that along with his other duties, the man is asked to account for his actions, which could easily have led to another man's death. The Committee was shot on location at the London School of Economics, and features a musical score by Pink Floyd, which was composed and recorded shortly after Syd Barrett left the group. Influential theatrical rock combo The Crazy World of Arthur Brown also performs in the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Paul Jones - Central Figure
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    Tom Kempinski - Victim
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    Robert Lloyd - Committee Director
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    Jimmy Gardner - Boss
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    Arthur Brown - Performer
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