Donald Cammell was hailed by some as a genius, but aside from Performance (dir. Donald Cammell and Nic Roeg), he only made another two films. This BBC documentary traces Cammell’s career from his early years as a portrait painter in 1960s London to his final days in Hollywood. Cammell himself, filmed shortly before his death, discusses his work and the constraints he faced in the film industry. Originally broadcast as part of the BBC TX series in 1998.


By John Scanlan

John Scanlan is the Series Editor of Reverb with Reaktion Books.