Saturday 27 October @1.30pm | THE CRIMINAL (aka THE CONCRETE JUNGLE)

Canberra International Film Festival 2018


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Canberra International Film Festival 2018
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THE CRIMINAL (aka THE CONCRETE JUNGLE)

Saturday 27 October, 1.30pm | Arc Cinema | Tickets $17 / $14 concession
1960 | unclassified (CIFF recommends M) | 86 mins | B&W | UK | D: Joseph Losey
 
#2 in our series of three films featuring cinematography by Robert Krasker
 

Re-building his career after being blacklisted in Hollywood during the McCarthy witch-hunts, Joseph Losey found a wealth of support in England.  He took a commission from Nat Cohen, a producer of exploitation fodder, to make a crime movie about an old-fashioned lone-wolf criminal trying to outwit a large crime syndicate.  Losey transformed the project into an exercise in existential angst, with the best of collaborators:  actor Stanley Baker, hiding his anguish beneath a severe, tight-lipped exterior;  emerging playwright Alun Owen (his first feature, soon to be followed by A HARD DAY’S NIGHT) who crafted terse, percussive dialogues;  and above all, Robert Krasker, whose willingness to play with light and camera angles gave Losey perfect expression for his intense, baroque vision.  John Dankworth’s moody jazz score adds to the mix, especially with Cleo Laine singing the haunting, recurring, theme song.

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