Gloria Grahame

BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

‘MOST WOMEN ARE UNHAPPY. THEY JUST PRETEND THEY AREN’T...’ VICKI BUCKLEY IN ‘HUMAN DESIRE’ Although Gloria Grahame never reached the heights of major stardom, she excelled at playing complex, damaged women, writes season programmer Jo Botting Grahame’s innate ability to tap into the psyche of troubled characters imbued them with an emotional depth that hinted at a troubled past, and a doomed future. This selection of her films, the first part of a two-month season, illustrates this talent and reveals her scintillating screen presence and effortless glamour. Whether in evening dress or slacks and flats, Grahame exuded femininity and was perhaps the most sexually charged of all Hollywood femmes fatales. Her scandalous and turbulent private life has intensified her legendary status, but this shouldn’t distract us from her most important legacy: her uniquely compelling performances. WANT MORE? See p7 for a preview of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, and p16 for screenings of In a Lonely Place and The Big Heat Coming in Dec: The Good Die Young, Oklahoma! Naked Alibi and more...


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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