Saturday, 15 August 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 240: Fri Aug 28

Badlands (Malick, 1973): British Museum, 8.15pm


This classic American movie is screening as part of the Summer Love Weekend at the British Museum organised by the BFI, ahead of their season later this year. Here are the details.

Chicago Reader review:
Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as an aw-shucks madman killer and his fudge-brained girlfriend. Loosely based on the Starkweather-Fugate horror show of the late 50s, writer-director Terrence Malick's 1973 first feature is a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality. Days of Heaven put Malick's intuitions into cogent form, but this is where his art begins. With Warren Oates and Alan Vint.

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