Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 358: Wed Dec 27

Obsession (Dmytryk, 1949): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.10pm

This 35mm screening is part of the Thriller: Can You Trust Them season at BFI Southbank. You can find full details of the season here.

In Obsession you have noir master Edward Dmytryk – on the Hollywood Blacklist and  exiled from the US – dealing with a story of adultery, but one that has almost nothing to do with his wife and everything to do with the man who has done the dirty on him. It's no coincidence that the man is an American, with the embarrassment of country's fortunes drawing so heavily on US reserves. Making great use of the Blitzed city as a space for unruly behaviour, this ripe, Hitchcock-esque film is a blackly comic delight. Duncan Carson

Here (and above) are extracts from the film.

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