The Filth and the Fury
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Patched together from a variety of archival footage, candid interviews with the band (shot entirely in silhouette, both to preserve their anonymity and the ideal of their youthful snarling), and key moments of Laurence Olivier’s performance in Richard III, there’s no better document of the making and unmaking of the Sex Pistols. Holding no punches while talking about manager Malcolm McLaren, the film serves as corrective to The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle (which Temple also directed), and the former band members’ testimony provides fascinating social insights into the ’70s England that the punk movement grew out of.
Sound + Vision 2015: Interviews