Born in Germany, raised in Northern Ireland, resident in Scotland more or less since 1982. Fond of tea, Tottenham Hotspur and Touch of Evil. I’ve written one book (Whose Side Are You On?, Yellow Jersey, 2011), and interviewed Tracey Emin twice. Hopefully no one holds either against me.
Jewellery is being cleaned, tills are being filled, empty shelves are being restocked. The atmosphere is quiet – churchy, even. So much so that even the four Scots on the stairwell are speaking in hushed tones. And only one of them actually works for Liberty.
This would have been in his native Lancashire in the early 1970s, when films for adults still got X ratings, and before Kubrick withdrew it from circulation following the controversy over the sex and violence (and sexual violence) the film centred around.
Boyle went with his mate. He had to buy the tickets because his friend looked much younger than he did. The two of them disappeared into the darkness of the cinema and sat down to watch the film. And that's when things got real horror-show.