3 items from 2013
I’m a big believer in the axiom that, if a person’s talented, then they will be noticed and remembered. This has been particularly true regarding those in the film business; lots of directors have come and gone, and there have always been good and bad directors, just as there have always been good and bad movies. While we may bemoan the state of whatever era of cinema we may be living in, we can take solace in the fact that the cream will rise, that the great directors of our age will have their names engraved in the annals of film history while their not-so-talented contemporaries will fade away.
Unfortunately, what’s true of directors isn’t always true of films, even the films of great directors. For whatever reason, even when discussing the filmographies of famous directors, some films, even great ones, fall between the cracks, therefore »
- Alan Howell
Director: John Fricker
Running Time: 135 Minutes (inc. 15 min interval)
Rope is the intense drama by Patrick Hamilton which originally mesmerised audiences some 84 years ago and then inspired Alfred Hitccock to transfer the London-based thriller to the big screen. Rope is one of Hitchcock’s better known films but Thn were lucky enough to attend this newly interpreted play by Outfox Productions in the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, and it was quite brilliant.
Director John Fricker, plays with shadows, light and darkness in a way which puts the audience on edge and reflects perfectly the question of guilt and conscious which undoubtedly haunts the murderers – if only initially on a subconscious level. Quite vitally, there’s great attention in the detail here which, in turn, leads to every slight movement or utterance having a meaning, and a powerful one at that. »
- Isra Alkassi
Thn are proud to draw your attention towards OutFox Productions (Spring Awakening, Carbon Dating), the new Associate Company of the Award-winning Jack Studio Theatre (Most Welcoming Theatre South-East, Off West End Theatre Awards 2013), and their production of Rope, which marks the company’s third production after forming late in 2011.
Patrick Hamilton’s Rope has been thrilling audiences since 1929. The draw of the coolly intellectual antiheroes is undeniable. After seeing Rope on the stage, master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, indulged in his own adaptation to make his first colour film. Prepare yourselves for a macabre tale of death and salmon sandwiches and make sure you catch… the complete story of the perfect crime. It runs at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre from Tuesday 9 April to Saturday 27 April and here’s the synopsis and a bit more information about how you get tickets!
Party planning can be murder.
At six forty-five precisely »
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2013
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