Saturday, 10 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 169: Mon Jun 19

The Driver (Hill, 1978): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 9.10pm


This screening is part of the Edgar Wright 'Car Car Land' season at BFI Southbank. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
'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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