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"I'll tell you this: the only performance that makes it, that really makes it, that makes it all the way, is the one that achieves madness. Right? Am I right? You with me?" Performance (1970) is a dark and terrifying insight into fame, violence and madness. I watched it at 17 and over the years have revisited it only to find new and mind boggling things. The first half is the blueprint to all British gangster films. The second half is a psychedelic trip you're not expecting. The final 30 minutes are breathtaking.
Definitely worth finding online. Like biting into a suspicious mushroom, you'll never forget the journey it takes you on.
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