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Denzel Watson is a fast talker with a system, and it's made him valedictorian. But when he goes to a summer program at Princeton, he takes a fall. How can he tell his proud family that he won't be able to cut it in the Ivy League? Instead, he spends the rest of the summer selling candy, up against "Top Man" Mello, a drop-out with a police record. For the first time, Denzel is forced to take a hard look at himself -- and how much further he could fall. "Williams-Garcia confronts some crucial issues that are generally ignored in YA fiction: issues of class and race, friendship and competition, identity and failure." -- Booklist "Teens everywhere will be able to identify and commiserate with Denzel." School Library Journal, starred review
Released in 1970, Performance starred James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg.
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. A thorough analysis of the making of the film featuring original interviews with those involved.
How Performance came about and the involvement of key players such as James Fox who journeyed into the criminal underworld and how real gangsters were involved in the research for the film. Reveals how Marlon Brando was originally considered for the role of Chas.
The various conflicts and intrigues that arose during filming, how the film was edited, the censorship pressures, the unseen footage and how it eventually made its way to the big screen. Critical reaction to the film and how it turned into a cult classic. An overview of the careers to date of directors Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roag.
About the Author
Paul Buck wrote the novelisation of Performance. He has also written many literary works both fiction and non fiction and has carried out numerous foreign language translations.
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