“Memo from Turner” – Mick Jagger (from the 1970 film “Performance” dir. Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg)

From the decadent and extremely trippy late 1960s masterpiece by directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg is the infamous sequence where Mick Jagger’s rock star character changes identities with James Fox’s gangster character.  Things get very freaky very fast.  Do not watch under the influence of any mind-altering substances.

“Performance” is a notorious masterpiece from the late 1960s.  Its release was held up by at least two years by a skittish Warner Brothers.  It was given an X-rating and dumped into midnight screenings.  Some critics called it the most repulsive film ever made, one even describing it as the equivalent of someone sticking the dirtiest finger into the back of your throat to make you vomit.  I wouldn’t go that far.  But it’s still pretty intense.  The clip is not safe for work or little ones.

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