Duel (Spielberg, 1971): Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm
This is screening as part of the Prince Charles' Classics season.
Time Out review:
Spielberg's first film, superbly scripted by Richard Matheson,
made for TV but booking its own place on the big screen: an absolute
cracker about a salesman driving along the highway who gradually
realises that the huge petrol tanker playfully snapping at his heels -
apparently driverless - has more sinister designs. There are no
explanations and no motivations, except perhaps for a hint of allegory
in the script (the motorist's name is Mann) and an intriguing visual
suggestion that this is the old, old battle between the shining,
prancing, vulnerable knight and the impervious, lumbering dragon. Simply
a rivetingly murderous game of cat and mouse that keeps you on the edge
of your seat.
Brilliant trailer too.