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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Little Malcolm and his struggle against the eunuchs

Rob has been to interview Malcom McDowell. He's doing promo for the DVD release of If..., Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film about an insurrection at a public school. I can't wait to see this again. Nor can this bloke because he's made his own trailer!
This clip is the famous cafe scene where Malcolm meets a beautiful girl and within minutes is grappling naked with her on the floor to the "Sanctus" sung by the Troubadours Of King Baudoin. It was the "Reservoir Dogs" of its day, one of the films that seemed to reflect the riots in Paris and elsewhere. Probably be rather dated now but Malcolm's still a star. My gay flatmate used to fancy him something terrible and I can see why.


  1. I'd imagine Lindsay Anderson probably fancied him a bit as well. I watched it about 6 motnhs ago and it didn't seem to have dated at all.

  2. Anonymous10:29 pm

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  3. That clip's fantastic, isn't it? Didn't you say you had the track?

  4. What I like about the cafe scene is that after the shenanigans have climaxed, we cut to David Wood sitting at a table. The bloke who used to be on Play Away.

  5. Freddie Owen3:23 pm

    Malc Mac is about to appear In Heroes, which is, by a country mile, the best thing from America on TV at the moment. Currently on Sci-Fi, I've heard it's coming to BBC2 later this year. Stand by to be either a fan or the opposite.

  6. he's ace in heroes