Thursday, 11 June 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 174: Tue Jun 23

The Crimson Kimono (Fuller, 1959): Regent Street Cinema, 6.30pm

This film screens in a double-bill with the recently released documentary on director Sam Fuller, A Fuller Life. You can read about the latter movie here.

Time Out review:
Sam Fuller developing his theme of urban alienation: landscape, culture and sexual confusion are all juxtaposed, forcing the Japanese-born detective (who, along with his buddy, is on the hunt for a burlesque queen murderer) into a nightmare of isolation and jealousy. Some fine set pieces - like the disciplined Kendo fight that degenerates into sadistic anarchy - and thoughtful camera-work serve to illustrate Fuller's gift for weaving a poetic nihilism out of his journalistic vision of urban crime. 

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

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