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Peter Watkins United Kingdom, 1967

Dale Wittig's rating of the film Privilege

Unlikely as it may sound, given Watkin's Marxist/Anarchist politics, I first saw this on broadcast TV in 1973, in rural CT. It details, in a deliberate, emotionally distant, manner, the rise and fall of a British Pop star, and the uses to which his stardom is put by the government and the corporations that control it. Though made in 1967 and set ten years in the future, it speaks eloquently of our present time.