Monday, 16 July 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 200: Thu July 19

Get Carter (Hodges, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.40pm
This is screening as part of the cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky season and will feature director Mike Hodges. More details here.


Here is the BFI introduction to the night: As part of our celebrations for Wolfgang Suschitszky's centenary, this feature - a British crime classic with Michael Caine cutting a vengeful swathe through the Geordie badlands - exemplifies Suschitzky's ability to combine 'documentary' feeling for location with a command of the camera's dramatic possibilities. It will be preceded by the ever-popular documentary short Snow (1963, 8min), premiering in a new BFI restoration, and introduced by Get Carter director Mike Hodges.

Chicago Reader review:
'Michael Caine stars as Carter, a London hood returning to his home in Newcastle to clear up some family unpleasantness in this 1971 feature. Directed by Michael Hodges (whose later collaboration with Caine, Pulp, proved to be much more satisfactory), with a flair for the wry evocation of genre conventions. Playwright John Osborne appears as a racketeer. Often grim, sometimes nasty, but awfully interesting.' Don Druker
Here
is the trailer.

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