Privilege (film)


Privilege (film)

Infobox Film
name = Privilege


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director = Peter Watkins
producer = John Heyman
writer = Norman Bogner
starring = Paul Jones
Jean Shrimpton
Mark London
Jeremy Child
William Job
music = Mike Leander
cinematography = Peter Suschitsky
editing = John Trumper
released = flagicon|UK 1967
runtime = 103 mins
country = UK
language = English
imdb_id = 0062155

"Privilege" is a British film directed by Peter Watkins. It was released in 1967 being produced by John Heyman.

Plot summary

The story is set in the near future of the 1970s and concerns a disillusioned pop singer, played by Jones, who is manipulated by the church and state which seek to turn him into a messianic leader.

Musical score

In 1978, Patti Smith Group recorded one of the film's songs, "Set Me Free" (as "Privilege (Set Me Free)") on her album "Easter". The recording charted on the Top-100 lists in the UK (#72) and Ireland (#13).

External links

*imdb title|0062155
* [http://www.mnsi.net/~pwatkins/privilege.htm "Privilege" on Peter Watkins' official site]
* [http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/49/privilege.htm Article in Bright Lights Film Journal]


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