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O Lucky Man!

O Lucky Man!(1973)


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  • as himself, casting his film If.... (1968). He also appears in the opening and closing musical renditions of the title song, sitting in the recording studio, and embracing Malcolm McDowell in the party sequence at the end.
  • Meths drinkers is British slang for 'tramps' or down-and-outs (homeless people). It refers to 'methylated sprit', an industrial cleaning fluid made from methanol (liquid alcohol). Tramps used to drink it because it was cheaper than beer.
  • In France the title is 'The Best of all Possible Worlds' which is the refrain from Voltaire's novel, "Candide", upon which the film is very loosely based.
  • The name Alexander de Large (Malcolm McDowell's character in Clockwork Orange, A (1971)) can be seen on Mick's order book when he is working as a salesman.
  • In the prison governor's office, there is a small photograph of John Ford - the one Ford sent to Anderson while he was shooting the movie. The dedication reads: "To my colleague Lindsay Anderson with best regards from his friend of many years. Jack."

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