Thursday, 4 September 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 278: Mon Oct 6

O Lucky Man! (Anderson, 1973): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This is part of the Passport to Cinema season at BFI Southbank and also screens on October 5th. Full details can be found here.

Chicago Reader review:
The gradations of sham and corruption and the quirky contours of modern society, as revealed in the epic wanderings of Lindsay Anderson's modern Candide/Everyman (Malcolm McDowell). Mick Travers (now Travis), the vicious public school of If . . . behind him, learns the bitter lesson of how to play the game for all it may (or may not) be worth in this valiant, comic, yet quietly sad three-hour journey to a kind of wisdom. Fuzzy in its particulars, the film makes up for it with standout performances from Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, and Arthur Lowe.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the opening to the movie.

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