IF by Lindsay Anderson

On Monday I had the good sense to buy a ticket early on in the day for an incredible event: Genesis P-Oridge introduce a film called IF by Linsday Anderson.  While I have seen the movie before, alone and on a laptop, it was infused with so much more meaning watching in this context.

Elements of fantasy were embedded into the movie as a young Malcolm MacDowell is consistently seeking escape from the “empire,” boarding school, cruelty of young men.  Here’s a scene where we are not sure if this truly occurs or if it is again one of his schoolboy desires (hence the title IF).


This song appeared throughout the film whenever MacDowell experienced a lapse in reality and was taken by his dreams.  I was quite taken as well


Genesis gave very candid commentary before and after about “their” (pronoun of choice) experience in a all boys, boarding school in Birmingham.  Looks like ‘their’ musical inspiration took more of a folky twist.  Check out Genesis’ top ten favorite folk songs.


~ by mollysurno on November 18, 2010.

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