Gangster Cinema, British Style: Performance (1970) with Mick Jagger and James Fox

A tagline for Performance, released in 1970, described the movie this way: “This film is about madness. And sanity. Fantasy. And reality. Death. And life. Vice. And versa.” It's a tagline of great accuracy. Few films have focused so obsessively on the idea of fusion.  And no gangster film ever made unfolds quite like Performance