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Ebert publishes Sex Pistols screenplay

By | Published on Friday 30 April 2010

US film critic Roger Ebert has published online the screenplay he was commissioned by Malcolm McLaren to write in 1977 for ill-fated Sex Pistols movie ‘Who Killed Bambi’. The film, which was to be directed by Russ Meyer, was halted just two days into production due to financial problems and the band split before McLaren was able to raise the funds to get it rolling again.

Ebert explains: “[The screenplay] still carried its original title, ‘Anarchy In The UK’, although shortly after I phoned up with a suggested title change, which was accepted: ‘Who Killed Bambi?’ … 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”.

See if you can work it out here.