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Donald Cammell’s Cinema of Excess

Anita Pallenberg with Cammell on the set of 'Performance.'

Even if you are a die-hard fan of outre, counter-cultural cinema, you might not leap to attention at the mention of the name Donald Cammell.

A painting prodigy as a young man, Cammell was making a living with his brushes by the age of 19. Having built the foundations of a lucrative portrait painting career, Cammell moved to Paris in search of a more inspired path in art. This shunning of commercial opportunity for artistic possibility marked Cammell’s pursuits in the years to come. It’s both the reason why he’s not more widely known and why he continues to be re-discovered by lovers of cinema on the fringes.

Returning to Swinging London in the 1960′s, Cammell decided that painting was dead and that he needed to turn his talents towards cinema. He lived a bohemian lifestyle and became the embodiment of the era’s libertine ideals.… Read the rest

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Official: Keith Hates Mick

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You sort of knew it right? The Glimmer Twins can’t stand each other but still tour together because there’s so much money in it. From the New York Post:

Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards revealed Friday the exotic highs and jealous lows of his half-century collaboration with Mick Jagger.

The bond between two of The Rolling Stones’ founder members was now so strained, Richards said he has not set foot in Jagger’s dressing room in 20 years. He added he misses the friend with whom he forged one of music’s most successful writing partnerships.

In his much anticipated autobiography, “Life,” to be serialized exclusively in The (London) Times from Saturday, Richards describes in frank detail what sounds like a long and particularly explosive marriage, complete with love rivalries, drug taking, epic arguments and jaw-dropping insults.

His relationship with Jagger has continued to be turbulent. Richards, 66, confirmed that his nickname for Jagger is “Your Majesty” or “Brenda.”

Richards said, “It was the beginning of the ‘80s when Mick started to become unbearable,” adding, “I think Mick thinks I belong to him.” He admitted, “I used to love Mick, but I haven’t been to his dressing room in 20 years.

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