The Lusty Men (Ray, 1952): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.15pm
57th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (9-20 October 2013) DAY 2
Every day (from October 9 to October 20) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is the information you need to get those standby tickets.
Chicago Reader review:
A masterpiece by Nicholas Ray—perhaps the most melancholy
and reflective of his films (1952). This modern-dress western centers on
Ray's perennial themes of disaffection and self-destruction: Arthur
Kennedy is a young rodeo rider, eager for quick fame and easy money;
Robert Mitchum is his older friend, a veteran who's been there and knows
better. Working with the great cinematographer Lee Garmes, Ray creates
an unstable atmosphere of dust and despair—trailer camps and broken-down
ranches—that expresses the contradictory impulses of his characters: a
lust for freedom balanced by a quest for security. With Susan Hayward,
superb as Kennedy's wife.
Here is the trailer.
This film also screens on Mon 14th at 1.15pm at NFT3. Details here.