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World Premiere: Revolver

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20 September, 7PM - Leicester Square's Odeon - yours truly the Rinsemaster treads red carpet with Mavis (above/far right), Kate (above/far left), George (above right on left), Craig, Victoria & the Shrapnels for Revolver World Premiere.

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Some critics have found the film confusing and difficult; well, I find that lazy journalism and/or another personal dig at Guy Ritchie. Yes, the film is complex, so what? Sorry, but how many David Lynch films are easy to get? Mullholland Drive? Good luck on sussing that one. Eraserhead? Totally out there. Again, so what? It's one of my favourite films ever, firmly imprinted in my mind, still bubbling brain cells to this day.

What about another recent 'cult' film, Donnie Darko that continues to create message board mania with geeks and normal cinema-goers scratching their heads with bewilderment on its 'meaning' - did it get a harsh slating? No, showers of praise.

Forums like IMDB's still throb with queries on 2 other personal fave flicks, Jacob's Ladder & Angel Heart; both gaining positive props not negative knocks. Thought-provoking films, like fine wine, mature with age; revisit them at leisure and add Revolver to your cerebral celluloid cellar (!)

In a nave, unfeasible scenario, imagine a 2-week embargo on film critics/reviews until after initial release i.e. judge/decide on your own merits not several other people's with their own media-agenda(s) - flip da scrip!!

Anyway, with his fine cast on stage, Guy confidently and quickly dismissed the critics, reminding the audience that the same happened during the dawn of Lock Stock & Snatch.

Revolver, with its concept of 'Con' rocked it for me. Irrespective of dissecting its meaning(s) and simply taking the film on entertainment value, the bold super-slick style is worth any admission price alone. Backdrops (such as the rooftop golf) dazzle, scenes like Sorter's climactic shoot-out at Billy's, the unexpected car-crash and restaurant bang-bang, all ambitiously twist techniques of conventional cinema.

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After show party @ Waxy O' Connors was a blast - Mickey Rourke? A true Rock & Roll legend/star, so charming. We chatted chiauahuas (sadly one had passed away the night before he left for London) and his triumphant return in this summer's smash, Sin City. Then, after he delightfully demanded an introduction to my girlfriend Kate, he kissed her hand and I feared another Boujis moment!!!.

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As Yo! Sushinibbles & drink flowed in the VIP, the Irish band caused gentle jigging amongst Andre 3000, Ozwald Boateng, the super-stylin' Sting & Trudie Styler with Jason Statham getting livelier by the minute with fellow 'Lock-Stockers'.

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Just before jumping on the decks (actually, 2 x CDJ-1000s), Madonna and I enthused about her new album's Producer, Stuart Price (aka LRD, aka Jacques Lu Cont, aka the man behind that Citroen ad. with electro-robo music etc.) I'd have loved him to have given her, 'Avalon', this year's most gorgeous deep pop-house tune he co-wrote/produced for Juliet.

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Posted on September 21, 2005 at 07:33 PM

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