Monday, 1 March 2010

Preliminary task

As a group we decided to choose Crime Thriller as our genre, taking into consideration that it will be particularly challenging.

Two of my favourite British Crime Thriller films:

Sexy Beast (2000)
Dir. Jonathan Glazer

(Picture) - Ben Kingsley's menacing and brutal performance of gangster Don Logan.

Ben Kingsley
Ray Winstone
Ian McShane
Amanda Redman
James Fox

My favourite scene in this film is when Don refuses to put his cigarette out on the plane, It's perfectly acted, and it gives him an excuse to go back to Gal - unfinished business.

"You happy with that? I'm happy with that. I'll smoke it outside. Open the door. I hope this crashes. Open the fucking door!"

Get Carter (1971)

Dir. Mike Hodges
The film's underlying theme of revenge is portrayed by Carter's (Micheal Caine) progression in finding his brother's killer. Through this, the audience finds themselves on his side. The long lasting chase scenes (which are not necessarily fast-paced) are riveting and rewarding.

"You know, I'd almost forgotten what your eyes looked like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow."

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