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You are Insufficiently Cart. Please Remedy (1971)

I’ve been meaning to see this movie, ultimately released under the snappier title Get Carter, for years, and the other day I took my chance when I spotted it on VHS in a charity shop.

Actually, it was well worth watching, though artier and with a far slower start than I’d expected. I’m guessing that the title established the precedent for later revenge flicks such as Kill Bill and its 15- and PG-rated tie-ins, Kick Mick and Wedgie Reggie. But I have two questions:

1. Was it obligatory for British films of the early seventies to include a mildly hallucinatory sequence in which Britt Ekland pleasured herself? I mean, was it actually written into her contract, or what?

2. At what point after 1971 did the people of Newcastle develop Geordie accents? They certainly had them by the mid-‘80s, when I used to visit.

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