Saturday, 9 June 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 160: Mon Jun 18

On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.30pm

This 35mm screening, which is part of the Ida Lupino season (full details here), is also being shown on Wednesday June 20th. You can find the full details by clicking on the link here.

Chicago Reader review:
One of the loveliest of Nick Ray's movies: this 1952 feature begins as a harsh film noir and gradually shifts to an ethereal romanticism reminiscent of Frank Borzage. Robert Ryan is the unstable hero, a thuggish cop sent upstate in search of a murderer; he ends up falling in love with the killer's blind sister (Ida Lupino, who took over some of the direction when Ray fell ill). Ray excels both in the portrayal of the corrupt urban environment, a swirl of noirish shadows and violent movements, and in his exalted vision of the snow-covered countryside, filmed as a blindingly white, painfully silent field for moral regeneration. With Ward Bond and an excellent score by Bernard Herrmann.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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