Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 183: Tue Jul 2

Gun Crazy (Lewis, 1950): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.50pm

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on July 7th and 29th, is part of the Big Screen Classics strand at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
One of the most distinguished works of art to emerge from the B movie swamp, Joseph H. Lewis's 1949 film is a proto-
Bonnie and Clyde tale of an outlaw couple on the run. Lewis's long takes and sure command of film noir staples (shadows, fog, rain-soaked streets) make this a stunning technical achievement, but it's something more--a gangster film that explores the limits of the form with feeling and responsibility.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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