Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 128: Mon May 8

Simon and Laura (Box, 1955): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.10pm

This film (also screening on May 28th) is part of the Muriel Box retrospective at BFI Southbank. You can find all the details of the season here.

BFI introduction:
Undoubtedly one of the most visually exciting and joyous British films of the 1950s, this was also an early depiction of the perils of reality TV. The casting of Finch and Kendall as the theatrical couple is inspired – their caustic banter rivalling the best Hollywood screwball comedies. The vibrant Technicolor sets and costumes show up television as dull and stilted, persuading audiences that cinema was the superior entertainment medium.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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