Thursday, 1 January 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 12: Mon Jan 12

To Have and Have Not (Hawks, 1944): Greenwich Picturehouse, 1pm


This film, which is being shown on 35mm, also screens at Hackney Picturehouse on 8 January and Ritzy Cinema on 20 January. Click on the links for more details. 

There's some fascinating work on the movie by academics Catherine Grant and Ian Garwood.
Here is Grant's tribute to Lauren Bacall and you can find Garwood's video and accompanying text featuring the film here.

Chicago Reader review:
Howard Hawks's 1944 answer to Casablanca (which he was originally set to direct but lost to Michael Curtiz) is a far superior film and every bit as entertaining. Humphrey Bogart, the captain of a charter boat in a Nazi-held French colonial port, gradually grows into the Hawksian ethos of action and responsibility as he reluctantly enters World War II in order to protect a rummy (Walter Brennan) and win a woman (Lauren Bacall). In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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