Saturday, 23 March 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 94: Thu Apr 4

Deliverance (Boorman, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.30pm
This film, screening as part of the John Boorman season, is also being shown at BFI Southbank on March 30 plus April 14 and 20. More details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'John Boorman's 1972 film of the James Dickey novel has a beautiful visual style that balances the film's machismo message. Four men on a canoe trip down one of Georgia's last unspoiled rivers meet violence and death; Burt Reynolds is the compulsive outdoorsman and Jon Voight is the quiet city man out of his element. The best scene occurs early, when one of the men plays a strange banjo-guitar duet with a half-witted backwoods boy. Be sure to be on time.'
Dan Druker

Here is that famous duelling banjos scene.

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