The Committee (film)

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The Committee
Directed by Peter Sykes
Produced by Max Steur
Written by Max Steur
Peter Sykes
Starring Paul Jones
Music by Pink Floyd and Arthur Brown
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
58 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
The Committee
Soundtrack album by Pink Floyd
Released Unreleased
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 15:45 (total time of all excerpts)
Pink Floyd soundtracks chronology
San Francisco
(1968)
The Committee
(1968)
Tonite Lets All Make Love in London
(1968)

The Committee is a 1968 British independent Black-and-white film noir film. It featured original music by Pink Floyd as well as Arthur Brown's song Nightmare.

Plot[edit]

The movie follows a man (Paul Jones) who is unnamed. The movie starts out with the central character in a car with a man (Tom Kempinski) who just picked him up. The victim talks to him, but he's uninterested. The victim decides to pull over because he doesn't like the sound of the engine. While he's looking under the bonnet of the car the central character slams the bonnet down on his head several times, decapitating him in the process. The central character eventually sews the head back on, and the victim wakes up. The central character tells him he doesn't want to drive anymore that day and to leave without him.

A few years later the central character is called on to be part of a committee, groups that supposedly keep the system running but really don't do much of anything. He feels paranoid that the committee was called on account of him, and runs into the victim while there, who doesn't seem to remember him.

The central character talks about this with a man listed as 'The committee director' (Robert Langdon Lloyd) in the credits. This conversation lasts for the duration of the movie, and features most of the music Pink Floyd wrote for the film.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • 1. The Committee (Part 1 backwards version) - 0:36
  • 2. The Committee (Part 1) - 0:36
  • 3. The Committee (Part 2) - 1:09
  • 4. The Committee (Part 3) - 2:56
  • 5. The Committee (Part 4) - 1:24
  • 6. The Committee (Part 5) - 2:06
  • 7. The Committee (Part 6) - 0:50
  • 8. The Committee (Part 7) - 2:38
  • 9. The Committee (Part 8) - 3:30

Titles taken from A Tree Full of Secrets bootleg. The Committee (Part 1 backwards version) is the original recording, which was reversed for the film. The Committee (Part 7) is an early recording of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene". The Soundtrack is also on other bootlegs that is just called The Committee. It is also two other tracks in the film by Arthur Brown called Fire and Prelude-Nightmare.

Release[edit]

The Committee has seen its only release on DVD and Blu-ray on 11 November 2016, but only as part of the Pink Floyd box set The Early Years 1965–1972.

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