Aroview: Paul Jones (one-time vocalist for the Manfred Mann group) fronts a government-sanctioned brainwash as a rock idol whose music is being used to control the nation’s unruly youth.
Conceptually decades ahead of its time, its potent ideas and images override slight weaknesses in acting department in what was the iconoclast Peter Watkins' first fiction feature (albeit, a quasi-mockumentary). In retrospect, it presages say, TOMMY, or even A CLOCKWORK ORANGE as an article of subversive Brit-pop.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Loses a bit of impetus toward the end but a film that can only be admired for not following formula. According to the extra stuff Watkins studied Koenig's short film "Lonely Boy" (1962) on Paul Anka prior to filming.~tubbs