Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 205: Wed Jul 24

The Driver (Hill, 1978): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.35pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the ‘Once Upon A Time with Tarantino’ season at the Princer Charles Cinema. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
An audacious, skillful film noir (1978) by Walter Hill, so highly stylized that it's guaranteed to alienate 90 percent of its audience. There's no realism, no psychology, and very little plot in Hill's story of a deadly game between a professional getaway driver (Ryan O'Neal) and a detective obsessed with catching him (Bruce Dern). There is, however, a great deal of technically sophisticated and very imaginative filmmaking. The cross-references here are Howard Hawks, Robert Bresson, and Jean-Pierre Melville: a strange, heady, and quite effective range of influences. With Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, and Matt Clark.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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