Sunday, 11 September 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 281: Sat Oct 8

One-Eyed Jacks (Brando, 1961): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.45pm


60th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (5th-16th October 2016) DAY 4

Every day (from October 5th to October 16th) 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 all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

Today's choice is also being shown at the LFF on October 9th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Marlon Brando's only directorial effort was this eccentric 1961 western about an outlaw (Brando) who revenges himself on a former partner (Karl Malden) by seducing his daughter. There is a strong Freudian pull to the situation (the partner's name is “Dad”) that is more ritualized than dramatized: the most memorable scenes have a fierce masochistic intensity, as if Brando were taking the opportunity to punish himself for some unknown crime. The bizarre action is set off by the classic Hollywood iconography of the western landscape (photographed by Charles Lang) and the supporting cast: Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Dave Kehr

'For years only viewable on poor-quality public-domain DVD, this new 4K restoration reveals Brando’s brooding and often breathtakingly photographed film as a magnificent achievement of real power and vision.' James Bell BFI.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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