Sunday, 30 September 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 281: Mon Oct 8

Family Plot (Hitchcock, 1976): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.40pm
Unfortunately, since I first posted this Bruce Dern, who starts in Family Plot, has had to pull out of his scheduled In Conversation appearance at 6.30 tonight at BFI Southbank.

Chicago Reader review:
'Alfred Hitchcock's 53rd and final film (1976) was greeted with affectionate condescension by most American critics, but there's no reason to apologize for this small masterpiece, one of Hitchcock's most adventurous and expressive experiments in narrative form. After the blind alley of the heroless Topaz, Hitchcock here returned to the dual plotting of Psycho, thinking it through again as a comedy in which the two compared/contrasted couples (Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris versus Karen Black and William Devane) do not meet until the final minutes.' Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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