Influential movie critic, screenwriter (and video game contrarian) Roger Ebert has posted the entirety of a screenplay he wrote for a film about the Sex Pistols which was originally set to be directed by acclaimed director and boobologist, Russ Meyer. The film was intended as a punk rock version of the Beatles classic, A Hard Day's Night. When the film was scrapped, Malcom McLaren eventually made The Great Rock and Roll Swindle with director Julien Temple which included some short scenes from the shoot. Roger Ebert posted this introduction as well:
This, for the benefit of future rock historians, is the transscript of a screenplay I wrote in the summer of 1977. It was tailored for the historic punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and was to be directed by Russ Meyer and produced by the impresario Malcolm McLaren. It still carried its original title, "Anarchy in the U.K.," although shortly after I phoned up with a suggested title change, which was accepted: "Who Killed Bambi?" I wrote about this adventure in my blog entry McLaren & Meyer & Rotten & Vicious & me. Discussions with Meyer, McLaren and Rene Daalder led to this draft. All I intend to do here is reprint it. Comments are open, but I can't discuss what I wrote, why I wrote it, or what I should or shouldn't have written. Frankly, I have no idea.
Check it out here.
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