To borrow a description once applied to Sid Vicious, THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE is a fabulous disaster. Conceived and mostly filmed after the breakup of the short-lived but influential band the Sex Pistols, the film was the project of band manager and creator Malcolm McLaren, who
walked away from it before it was finished due to lawsuits from the members of the band. The final film was edited together by director Julian Temple from footage shot over a period of three years. Combining performance footage, animation, staged sequences, and purposely misleading reenactments,
THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE is occasionally incomprehensible but almost always enterta...