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Although she had appeared in The Avengers and A Family at War on television, this was Scottish-born Dunham's film debut. Frank was a barman, after all, and he worked in a particularly rough part of a particularly rough town. It was a sore point for the actor, but it produced a tension between he (Hendry moved over to portray Eric Paice) and Michael Caine that made their scenes together crackle.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 38 reviews, with an average rating of 7. Caine’s appearance in the movie caused a stir at the time, everyone’s favourite cheeky chappie turning hard and vicious in his quest for revenge, but in the novel there is barely a hint of a pleasant side to his personality. In 1969, producer Michael Klinger devised plans for a gangster film to capitalise on public interest in the British criminal underworld after the Kray Twins' convictions.

Can you think of a movie that’s really captured the type of person that uses very little dialogue and mostly action? If the overheads were anything like related to what that tight bastard I’d been working for was paying me. A first rate thriller, and I can’t really add much to the excellent points already made – an excellent analysis. she may only be 15 and an orphan to boot, but her name crops up increasingly and in ever more lurid circumstances.

But for all the uncertainty and controversy which followed the waning years of the Vietnam War, that same atmosphere would go on to have a distinct and triumphant impression on the cinema of the time.

As usual, the wordy one will examine the text of a famed novel later adapted to film, which I will review.

The more Jack evades attempts on his life, the more unedifying truths he uncovers, and the more personal this becomes. Locations along the east coast of England had been scouted by Hodges and Klinger in the spring of 1970, to find a landscape that suggested a "hard, deprived background".The original British quad poster with artwork by Arnaldo Putzu, in common with many film posters, has aspects or images that differ from the finished screen version. Her appearance in only four scenes in the film meant she could balance the film work with appearing at the Royal Court and her role in the television series Albert and Victoria. None of this is to suggest the prequels aren’t worth reading, but they’re nowhere as good as the first book. He is cunning, violent, ruthless, with an unfailing eye for human weakness, willing to use and sacrifice anyone to get what he wants.

It’s certainly more common these days, but back then that style of protagonist was really coming into its own, and was more in response to what was occurring during that decade. Suspecting foul play, and with vengeance on his mind, he investigates and interrogates, regaining a feel for the city and its hardened-criminal element. In late 2014, the trilogy of books were re-released by Syndicate Books, a small niche publisher based in the USA. In Sight and Sound, Tom Milne said the film was well-constructed and had good characterisation, but lacked the mystery and charisma of the earlier American crime films it attempted to emulate. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.When director Mike Hodges‘ first feature film debuted 40 years ago this month, I don’t believe it made much significance on the movie-going public at the time. Pre-production [ edit ] Trinity Square car park, with Brumby's rooftop cafe, was demolished in 2010.

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