Originally released in 1980, The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
is a satirical look at the rise and fall of the most infamous
punk bands ever. The film was perceived as a self serving project
for the Pistols' former manger, Malcolm McClaren,
as he gives instructions on how to fabricate a band and sell it
the world while being followed by a punked out midget. By the
time actual editing began on the project Sid Vicious was
dead and Jonny Rotten was estranged from everything to
do with the band, especially McClaren. However, through interviews
and live performances mixed with a loose narration from Malcolm
and guitarist Steve Jones, director Julien Temple
pieced together a comprehensive mock-umentary which holds up even
in today's MTV attention span generation. Songs include: "God
Save the Queen," "No Feelings," "Pretty Vacant,"
"My Way," "Rock Around the Clock," and many
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