Friday, 3 July 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 203: Wed Jul 22

Frenzy (Hitchcock, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.10pm

This 35mm screening is part of the London on Film season at BFI. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
This turned out to be Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film (1972), though there's no sign of the serenity and settledness that generally mark the end of a career. Frenzy, instead, continues to question and probe, and there is a streak of sheer anger in it that seems shockingly alive. The plotting combines two of Hitchcock's favorite themes: the poisoned couple (Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much) and the lone man on the run (North by Northwest, Saboteur); its subjects are misogyny and domestic madness. With Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Vivien Merchant, and Anna Massey.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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