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One of the most infamous {{Mind Screw}}s in film history, directed by Donald Cammell and Creator/NicolasRoeg. Also famous as the first acting role for Music/MickJagger.

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One of the most infamous {{Mind Screw}}s in film history, directed by Donald Cammell and Creator/NicolasRoeg.Creator/NicolasRoeg in 1970. Also famous as the first acting role for Music/MickJagger.


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** Mick Jagger as a rock star surrounded by a heavy mystique, though it's been suggested that Turner's moody, reclusive nature was based more on fellow Stone Brian Jones.

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** Mick Jagger as a rock star surrounded by a heavy mystique, though it's been suggested that Turner's moody, reclusive nature was based more on fellow Stone Brian Jones.Music/BrianJones.


** Turner reads aloud from the works of Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, and a portrait of him is seen being pierced [[spoiler:by the bullet when Chas shoots Turner]].

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** Turner reads aloud from the works of Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, and a portrait of him is seen being pierced [[spoiler:by by the bullet when Chas shoots Turner]].Turner.


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* VisualPun: Turner starts babbling about "Cheops and his bloody pyramid", and we cut to a close-up of...a female nipple pointing up.

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* ThreeWaySex: Turner cavorting with his two hot girlfriends.


One of the most infamous {{Mind Screw}}s in film history, directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Also famous as the first acting role for Music/MickJagger.

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One of the most infamous {{Mind Screw}}s in film history, directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg.Creator/NicolasRoeg. Also famous as the first acting role for Music/MickJagger.

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* IntoxicationEnsues: After Chas eats the mushrooms without knowing that they're hallucinogens. Pherber is downright ecstatic when Chas suddenly asks "What's wrong with the lights?", since she knows that they're finally kicking in.


* AdamWesting: Ferber the mysterious, bisexual drug addict girlfriend of a rock star, was played by Anita Pallenberg, a mysterious bisexual who was struggling with a heroin addiction and dating a rock star at the time.

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Ferber the mysterious, bisexual drug addict girlfriend of a rock star, was played by Anita Pallenberg, a mysterious bisexual who was struggling with a heroin addiction and dating a rock star at the time.time.
** Mick Jagger as a rock star surrounded by a heavy mystique, though it's been suggested that Turner's moody, reclusive nature was based more on fellow Stone Brian Jones.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: Delta Blues acoustic guitar licks in a film about London in TheSixties? When you've got Ry Cooder as part of your soundtrack ensemble, might as well go for it.

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* [[OneBookAuthor One Film Actress]]: This is the only credited film appearance for both Michèle Breton (Lucy) and Laraine Wickens (Lorraine).


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** Turner sings Music/RobertJohnson's "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Me and the Devil Blues".


* MentalFusion: Ends up happening between Chas and Turner. Maybe.

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* MentalFusion: Ends up happening between Chas and Turner. Maybe.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Turner, although he's mostly given up the "rock and roll" part.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Turner, although he's mostly given up the "rock and roll" part.part in favor of Sex and Drugs. After meeting Chas, he slowly finds himself returning to music, culminating in "Memo from Turner".



* SharpDressedMan: Chas, until Turner persuades him to go from Mod to Hippie.

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* SharpDressedMan: Chas, until Turner persuades him to go from Mod to Hippie. Meanwhile, Turner abruptly shifts from Hippie to Mod in "Memo from Turner" where he dresses super-sharp and slick.




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--> '''Turner''': ''"I have lost my daimon."''

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A legendary CultClassic since its release, ''Performance'' stands out as even among the more weird films made in the period, subject to rumours and speculations even during production. The nudity and sex scenes earned it the ire of Warner Bros who had produced the film, resulting in early bowdlerized versions. The film has since been regarded and treasured as a defining portrait of London in TheSixties, for its GenreBusting KudzuPlot. The film's score by Jack Nitzche is highly praised and the song "Memo from Turner" by Ry Cooder and Mick Jagger is well regarded enough that Creator/MartinScorsese recycled it for ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Another BigNameFan Creator/AlanMoore devoted an entire section of his ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' comics to making an unofficial prequel to some of the events in the film, with the SerialNumbersFiledOff of character names.



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