Saturday, 10 September 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 276: Mon Oct 3

The Driver (Hill, 1978): Picturehouse Central, 7pm

This film is part of the Edgar Wright presents season at Picturehouse Central. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review of The Driver:
'An audacious, skillful film noir (1978) by Walter Hill, so highly stylized that it's guaranteed to alienate 90 percent of its audience. There's no realism, no psychology, and very little plot in Hill's story of a deadly game between a professional getaway driver (Ryan O'Neal) and a detective obsessed with catching him (Bruce Dern). There is, however, a great deal of technically sophisticated and very imaginative filmmaking. The cross-references here are Howard Hawks, Robert Bresson, and Jean-Pierre Melville: a strange, heady, and quite effective range of influences.'
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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