Jesse James. Billy the Kid. Calamity Jane – the Old West has a rich and iconic history that immediately conjures up the names of the cowboys and outlaws who roamed the plains of the American Frontier in the late nineteenth century. Join us as we look down the barrel of the gun at six of Hollywood’s best movies about the gunslingers of the Ol’ Wild West!
In Vincent D’Onofrio’s The Kid, a young boy, Rio, is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save himself and his sister from his villainous uncle. Along the way he encounters infamous outlaw Billy the Kid who’s on the run from Sheriff Pat Garrett. Finding himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures, Rio witnesses their cat-and-mouse game play out, during the final year of Billy the Kid’s life.
“An Outlaw. A Lawmen. A Boy Caught In The Crossfire.”
The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.
“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”
Waxwork Records is proud to present BlacKkKlansman original motion picture soundtrack; scored by Academy Award nominated composer Terence Blanchard.
“Ain’t this a bitch… If I would have known this was a Klan meeting, I wouldn’t have taken this motherfucking gig. Goddamn!”
On 20 August, Indicator presents a selection of thrilling and powerful films: Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear (1944) stars Ray Milland in a classic tale of murder and suspense; Ronald Neame’s The Odessa Files (1974) is a chilling espionage thriller; Costa-Gavras’ Oscar-winning Missing (1982) is a true-life drama of a father’s quest to uncover the truth of his son’s disappearance; and David Mamet’s Oleanna (1994) is a daring adaptation of his controversial and ever-relevant stage-play.
“We thought you’d been killed.”
In 1818 Mary Shelley produced one of the most influential texts in literature: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Her novel attracted a huge degree of critical attention and gained increasing cultural importance, so much so that the circumstances of its composition has achieved a kind of mythic status. One might expect that the film would indicate how Mary was shaped by the many losses, difficulties, and disappointments of her life, but instead filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour tends to revel in the love story, the costumes and the poetic flights.
“Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation.”
For Claudia, The Man Who Fell to Earth was a dream come true. She was working with a veteran, respected director on a major film. This is what she had been waiting for… While her role was unbilled and her screen time was very limited, her impact on the movie was much greater than her brief appearance would indicate.