Digital Dreams is the self-made biography of Bill
Wyman, bassist of the Rolling Stones.
It's very Wall-like, and based on his own computerized private diaries. The
story tends to flip from place to place, and is more, as Richard himself utters
"an art film".
Richard plays the butler, funnily enough. He has a
rather large part in the whole piece, constantly popping up to bang a gong
to announce dinner (beans . . . again) or to fetch a cup of tea or wine, conduct
an orchestra that appears out of nowhere . . . (and no offense to Ritz, but
I hope he doesn't plan on taking up conducting!) or even
to break into an impromptu Elvis impersonation.
(a very cool one, may I add.)
He also does several voice-overs for the film, invariably
in the form of writing home to 'mummy'.
Life at Gedding nearly borders on the idyllic. I say nearly because of the
Lord's obsession of filming every single thing, no matter how inconsequential,
in search of what he calls- "the perfect shot"."
Apart from the Elvis impersonation, however, I would
have to say that the most entertaining portions of Richard's appearances were
made at the end of the film, when he appears in the "cowboy" scene,
watching Bill Wyman from the TV, in full western twang.
Cowboy-"Looks like a City-Slicker in a tub"
James Coburn- "No sir. That there is reality."
Richard- "Reality is a City-Slicker in a bathtub?"