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Mark Chapman is the snivelling fantasist who murdered John Lennon. By rights he should be no more than a fine-print footnote in pop history, so it's hard to see why he merits a two-hour biopic concentrating on the months before the assassination, especially as the film does nothing but confirm that he was a fame-hungry ego-maniac. "There has never been any choice for me," he mewls in a voiceover that quotes directly from Chapman's journals. "I don't think I ever hugged my father." Your heart bleeds, doesn't it? Contemptible as Chapman is, the film idolises him by paying such reverent attention to his life and thoughts. It's worthless, sordid, tedious stuff.

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STANLEY KUBRICK'S film A Clockwork Orange has been granted an 18-certificate and will remain uncut when it is shown legally in this country for the first time in 27 years, it was announced yesterday.

Secret script is found in library

A 200-PAGE screenplay bearing the name of the author, Stanley Kubrick, has been discovered in the library of the National Cinema School in Rome. The script, dated 1964, was found by Tullio Kezich, one of Italy's leading cinema critics.

Clockwork Orange

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