Sunday, 2 January 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day Five: Jan 5, 2011

Get Carter: Prince Charles Cinema, 8.50pm

A great opening and a superb theme tune set the scene for this 1971 Brit gangster film which many have tried to ape but few have matched since. Get Carter is replete with pleasures, especially Michael Caine's brutish performance as the central character on the trail of his brother's killer in a desolate north-east landscape. There is a host of stock British character actors on show, with the added bonus of an appearance by gruff playwright John Osborne.

The Prince Charles Cinema undoubtedly offers the best value tickets and food of any cinema in town and also some of the most innovative programming. This particular venue will be appearing here many times. Watch this space.

After it's all over see how many you can answer in this Get Carter quiz.

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