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BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017

STEPHEN KING @BFI 19 FRI 1 SEP MON 11 SEP TUE 26 SEP 20:45 NFT1 18:25 BFI IMAX 20:50 STUDIO FRI 29 SEP 18:20 STUDIO SAT 2 SEP SUN 10 SEP 19:30 NFT2* 16:45 NFT1 FRI 1 SEP 18:15 NFT3 Salem’s Lot + intro by Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton* USA 1979. Dir Tobe Hooper. With James Mason, David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Reggie Nalder. 176min. 35mm. 15 The small screen proved the perfect vessel for King’s story of a sleepy Maine town infiltrated by vampires (humorously described by King himself as ‘Peyton Place meets Dracula’), with the mini-series format allowing ample space for multiple narratives to develop. A heavily edited two-hour cut was released theatrically in Europe, but the full-length version most effectively captures the spirit of the original text. Carrie USA 1976. Dir Brian De Palma, 1976. With Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta. 98min. Digital. 18 The first King novel to receive the big-screen treatment established both the young author and emerging director Brian De Palma as significant Hollywood players. De Palma’s trademark baroque visuals lend an almost operatic extravagance to King’s tragic tale of a telekinetic teen – a truly heartbreaking turn from Sissy Spacek – pranked at the prom by her taunting classmates. Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Stephen King on Screen TRT 90min To launch our Stephen King season, join BFI Cult programmer Michael Blyth for an entertaining, breakneck romp through the innumerable adaptations of King’s work. We’ll cover the good, the bad, and the downright bizarre, and you can expect plenty of clips, a host of anecdotes and a fair share of (potentially) controversial opinions. Come prepared to defend your favourites! Tickets £6.50 Image: Park Circus-Warner Bros. TALK INTRO The Shining USA 1980. Dir Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd. 144min. Digital. 15 Publically denounced by King, who likened Kubrick’s take on his bestseller to a ‘big, beautiful Cadillac with no engine inside,’ this tale of a writer’s breakdown in the vast expanse of a haunted hotel is nonetheless widely regarded as a genre masterpiece. Taking many liberties with the source novel – perhaps explaining the author’s displeasure – the result is most certainly Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and not King’s. SUN 3 SEP SAT 9 SEP MON 11 SEP 17:15 NFT2 20:20 NFT1 20:30 BFI IMAX


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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