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BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

GLORIA GRAHAME @BFI 47 TALK INTRO MON 13 NOV SUN 19 NOV 20:30 NFT2* 17:00 NFT2 MON 13 NOV 18:20 NFT3 Sudden Fear + intro by Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London* USA 1952. Dir David Miller. With Gloria Grahame, Joan Crawford, Jack Palance. 111min. Digital. PG Gloria Grahame read Macbeth in preparation for the role of Irene Neves – looking to Lady Macbeth to locate the emotional drive to manipulate a man to murder, as she does with Palance’s actor- cum-fraudster Lester Blaine. Joan Crawford is at the film’s core and plays the melodramatic angle to perfection but Grahame is captivating as the driving force behind the scheme. Crossfire USA 1947. Dir Edward Dmytryk. With Gloria Grahame, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young. 86min. 35mm. PG This was one of Grahame’s earliest substantial roles. Her portrayal of a dance-hall girl who witnesses a murder earned her an Oscar® nomination and also set the mould for her screen persona. WED 15 NOV SAT 18 NOV 18:30 NFT2 18:30 NFT2 As the police investigation into the crime leads to a manhunt for a missing GI, the film takes an uncompromising look at the problems men had readjusting to life after war. Gloria Grahame: Femme Fatale Film Noir Icon TRT 90min This lavishly illustrated talk by Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London, will celebrate the onscreen brilliance that defines Gloria Grahame as one of the iconic femme fatale heroines of the era. Wootton will explore her working relationships with major filmmakers such as Frank Capra, Fritz Lang and Vincente Minnelli, as well as her tumultuous and often controversial personal life. Tickets £6.50


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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