Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 326: Wed Nov 21

Carrie (De Palma, 1976): Barbican Centre, 7pm
A rare chance to see a Brian De Palma movie on the big screen, this is part of the Barbican Centre Step Into the Dark season. Director Andrea Arnold will be on hand for a Q&A to discuss her choice of this underrated 1970s horror movie. More details here. 

Time Out review:
She wasn’t the favourite to play ‘creepy Carrie’, but it’s impossible to imagine anyone other than Sissy Spacek (looking like she’s stepped into the ‘70s from another time altogether) in the role. Stephen King got the idea for the novel, his first, in the girls’ locker room of a college where he was working as a caretaker. Teenage girls can be pure evil and it’s in a locker room that we meet Carrie, who’s just had her first period and is being told to ‘plug it up!’ by the mean girls. Carrie’s secret is that she has telekinetic powers, which are about to wreak an apocalypse at the school prom. As for the pig’s blood scene, it doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, you’re willing that bucket not to drop. Spacek gamely offered to be covered in real pig’s blood, but in the end was drenched with a mix of syrup and food colouring.' Cath Clarke

Here is the trailer.

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