Mr. Vengeance

Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas's autobiographical trilogy
by Michael Atkinson   posted Sep 22, 2008

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Beautifully evoked. the only thing I'd take issue with is the idea of 70s Britain as a cinematic dead zone. That rings more true of the 80s, but through the 70s we had Mike Hodges, Nic Roeg, Richard Lester, Joseph Losey and Ken Russell, working in Britain intermittently perhaps, but often brilliantly.
dcairns   posted 24.09.08


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Michael Atkinson is the author/editor of six books, including Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating on the Dark Heart of Pop Cinema (Limelight Eds., 2000), Flickipedia (Chicago Review Press, 2007), Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work Beyond Hollywood (SUNY Press, 2008), and the novels from St. Martin's Press Hemingway Deadlights and Hemingway Cutthroat.

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