Performance – 50th anniversary book“This film is about madness. And sanity. Sex. Perversion. Death. And Life.”
Behind-the-scenes- look at the making of the landmark film.Performance
is written by Jay Glennie, working closely with Performance producer Sandy Lieberson, who opened up his extensive archives. The large format book takes a comprehensive look at the landmark British film. Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the filming of Performance, it includes exclusive interviews with cast & crew (including Mick Jagger, James Fox, Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson), soundtrack musicians and artists influenced by the film.
Featuring stunning on-location images, many of which have never been published before, this book is the definitive account of the unlikely and often difficult journey from page to screen of Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s visionary film. Every film has its own extraordinary story but never anything like Performance! The book details how a group of mostly first time filmmakers managed to raise the money for a film without showing the studio financing it a script and then shoot the whole film on location away from any studio executives preying eyes and then see their film not released for two years.Performance
the book looks at the personality clashes on set, the unconventional working methods of codirectors Donald Cammell and Nic Roeg and their stars Mick Jagger, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg and Michèle Breton. Through first-hand accounts and extensive research, we find out what it was like to work on the famed film. And after a shoot that was typified by a ‘work hard, play hard’ approach, we discover there was still more controversy to come with a soundtrack only featuring one Mick Jagger song, the refusal to release the film by Warner Bros. until it was heavily edited and a decidedly cool reception from most critics.
That Performance is now seen as a classic that was ahead of its time says something about the enduring power of the film, the genius of Donald Cammell and Nic Roeg and the mesmerising presence of Mick Jagger, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg and Michèle Breton.
This beautiful, exclusive large format book will have a numbered, limited edition release of just 3,000 copies worldwide and includes more than 400 images. Now available to pre-order at a special early bird price from £100.
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the shoot.
Limited edition of 3,000 numbered copies worldwide.
With over 130 colour images.
330 black and white onset images.
Unseen onset images and also featuring images from Cecil Beaton, Michael Cooper, Andrew Maclear and Baron Wolman.
Large format book (page size 240mm x 340mm)