Monday, 28 May 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 152: Sun Jun 10

The Asphalt Jungle (Huston, 1950): Regent Street Cinema, 1.30pm

This screening of the film noir classic is from a 35mm print.

Chicago Reader review:
John Huston's bleak, semidocumentary account of a jewel heist and its moral consequences. One of the first big caper films, this 1950 feature contributed much to the essence of the genre in its meticulous observation of planning and execution. But Huston's interest remains with his characters, who dissolve as tragically as the prospectors of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and the adventurers of The Man Who Would Be King. The film has been remade at least three times, as The Badlanders, Cairo, and Cool Breeze.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.