Sunday, 30 January 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 31: Monday Jan 31, 2011

Zodiac: BFI Southbank, 6.10pm NFT3

The Social Network is a modern classic (see the last two issues of Sight & Sound for the controversy surrounding that assertion in the review of David Fincher's latest). Here is a chance to see the director's 2007 movie detailing the hunt for a serial killer who terrorised the San Francisco area in the late 1960s and early 70s. This is screened as part of the BFI's Passport to Cinema series and introduced by Dominic Power. It is fully booked but I usually find there are returns available on the night.

One of the many strengths of this film is the tangible sense of lives wasted from the policeman on the case to the relatives of those murdered. A scene at the end featuring the man shot as a teenager at the beginning of the movie that is heartbreaking. I wish I could put the opening credits on here but here is the music used and here is the trailer for the film. Quality.

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