Saturday, 7 May 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 149: Sat May 28

I Shot Jesse James (Fuller, 1949): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 3.50pm

This is part of the 'Ride Lonesome: Psychological Western' season at BFI Southbank. There is another chance to catch this 35mm screening of Sam Fuller's debut film on Sunday 29th May. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Samuel Fuller's directing debut (1949) is one of the most impressive on record, passionate and intense. Its protagonist is Robert Ford, the "dirty little coward / who shot Mr. Howard" in the back. Filmed almost entirely in close-up—the style that Jean-Luc Godard would later call "cine-fist"—this is agonizing, claustrophobic, and brilliant.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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