Directed by William Friedkin, and based on a novel by a former secret service agent, To Live and Die in L.A. is a classic neo-noir, starring Willem Dafoe in his break-through role as a cold-blooded counterfeiter. Expect fasting-talking, razor-sharp dialogue, as well as one of the greatest car chases of all time.
Thief (1981) is Michael Mann’s directorial debut. Moody and atmospheric, this film tells the story of a professional jewel thief, desperately striving, but unable, to escape the life of crime. Broodingly sound-tracked by German electronic pioneers, Tangerine Dream.
Jack Nicholson stars in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974) as a 1930s private detective who stumbles upon a conspiracy more sinister and far-reaching than he could ever have expected. Stylish and suspenseful, Chinatown suggests a particular nostalgia for the early film noir.
The most recent of the four films, Drive (2011) stars Ryan Gosling in a career-defining role as a stuntman, moonlighting as a getaway driver. Bold, anxious and gripping, this is a neo-noir for the 21st Century.
|What||A Little Neo-Noir, Prince Charles Cinema|
|Where||Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
15 Sep 14 – 17 Oct 14, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to buy tickets via the Prince Charles Cinema's Website|