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Review added in the 60s Retrospectives series of Privilege from 1967. It starred Paul Jones, fresh from Manfred Mann and Jean Shrimpton. The director was Peter Watkins, who won the 1967 Best Documentary Academy Award for “The War Game” (which he’d made in 1965, but it got banned). Privilege was his first feature film, a dystopian satire about a manipulative government-sponsored cult based on pop star Steve Shorter (Paul Jones). It’s a film that was criticized heavily at the time, but whose reputation has grown.

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