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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

MEZZANINE GALLERY Displays from the BFI Archive @BFI 27 CAN YOU TRUST THEM? You think they’re out to get you? They are! WHO CAN YOU TRUST? WED 18 OCT SUN 29 OCT 18:20 NFT2 15:00 NFT1 DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER Germany 1922. Dir Fritz Lang. With Rudolph- Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Aud Egede-Nissen. 270min + interval. Digital. With Aljoscha Zimmermann score. EST. PG Lang’s epic but fast-moving two-parter, about an all-powerful underworld genius and master of disguise creating all kinds of chaos in Berlin, is one of the earliest and greatest conspiracy thrillers. Mabuse is focused on manipulating the economy in his quest for power, as made clear in the opening scenes, which convey the frighteningly wide range of his malign influence. A visionary classic. GA SAT 18 NOV SUN 26 NOV 13:00 NFT2 12:20 NFT2 THE THIRD MAN UK 1949. Dir Carol Reed. With Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles. 104min. Digital 4K. PG In post-war Vienna, racketeer Harry Lime stages his own death in order to keep his enemies at bay and ensure the future of his business. Reed’s film boasts a script by Graham Greene, faultless performances by the entire cast, the memorable theme by Anton Karas and that iconic scene set in the sewers under the city. JJ #BFIThriller A warped mirror for events in a recognisably real world as well as an adrenalin-fuelled thrill-ride, the thriller typically expresses an underlying pessimism about the political establishment, the machinations of corporations and the social fabric binding us all together. From the disillusionment skulking in the shadows of post-war cinema of the 1940s to the ascendancy of conspiracy as a theme of 1970s film heightened by the Watergate Scandal, filmmakers have revealed a world configured by fear and mistrust. FREE WHO CAN YOU TRUST? THE BRITISH THRILLER Drawn from the BFI National Archive’s Special Collections, this exhibition explores the tactics and provocations that artists, designers, set photographers and scriptwriters employed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats – from 1940s British noir in Brighton Rock to the anxiety-ridden political thrillers of the 60s and 70s, such as The Day of the Jackal. FRI 20 OCT – SUN 21 JAN MEZZANINE GALLERY Peeping Tom poster detail


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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