Dial M For Murder (3D version): (Hitchcock, 1953): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.30 & 6.30pm
This 3D re-release is on an extended run at BFI Southbank. Details here.
The master director used 3-D in typically innovative fashion and the
screening of this film in that format has created quite a stir when
shown in New York in recent years. I wrote about the background to this
version of the film here
in a Guardian article while the celebrated film academic David Bordwell
has written extensively on the 3-D aspects of Dial M For Murder on his
Chicago Reader review:
'Alfred Hitchcock's 1953 adaptation of Frederick Knott's dinner-theater
warhorse about a fading tennis champion (Ray Milland) who arranges the
murder of his wife (Grace Kelly). The film is confined almost entirely
to a cramped apartment set—a constricted space that takes on a highly
expressive quality in the picture's original 3-D version. The screenplay tends to constrain rather than liberate
Hitchcock's thematic thrust, but there is much of technical value in his
geometric survey of the scene and the elaborate strategies employed to
transfer audience sympathy among the four main characters.'
There are some 3-D clips on YouTube here.