Blow Out (De Palma, 1981): Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm
screens as part of the Classics season at the Prince Charles (in 35mm).
One of the great films of the 1980s and well worth catching in a rare
screening (Also on at the cinema on Tues 6 August). Details here.
Charles introduction: This stylish Brian DePalma thriller plays off the
theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby
put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. Jack is a sound recordist
who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording
sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through
his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him
when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a
nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy
enemies and expose the truth, he doesn't know whom he can trust.
Here is the trailer.