Thursday, 8 March 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 76: Sat Mar 17

Home from the Hill (Minnelli, 1960): Cinema Museum, 3pm


This Badlands Collective event features a 35mm screening of Vincente Minnelli's superb 1960 American melodrama.

Chicago Reader review:
In this small-town America melodrama, Robert Mitchum plays the coolly licentious head of a Texan family, Eleanor Parker his frigid wife. Both vie for the allegiance of their son (George Hamilton), coming to terms with his patriarchal inheritance until he discovers the existence of an illegitimate half-brother (George Peppard). Then all hell breaks loose as the sins of the father are visited on the son. Vincente Minnelli's intelligent use of scope, colour and all the technical resources Metro could offer would make it watchable enough. His ability to present the network of relationships between his quartet of characters so that all four are presented in a sympathetic light, and particularly his portrayal of the central oedipal psychodrama (Hamilton is excellent), make it explosive viewing.
Rod McShane

Here (and above) is the trailer. 

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