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Get Carter, a film directed by Mike Hodges, 1971; British; Mystery

Whew! Get Carter–director Mike Hodges’ cinematic film debut and undisputed king of the British gangster movie–is complicated. That’s just one of the many things I love about it. 1,027 more words

Hitman

Moving pictures 2018, #15

The best thing about watching a wide variety of films is finding one you would not normally watch and loving it. It has happened several times. 1,814 more words

Films

Get Carter (1971)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Michael Caine as Jack Carter: The cold-blooded remorseless misogynist masochistic anti-hero… 62 more words

Movies

Get Carter: An unflinchingly brutal British gangster classic

While Francis Ford Coppola was busily involved in the pre-production of The Godfather — a glorious gangster epic that was at once dark and oddly uplifting — the Brits had just unleashed a different kind of gangster picture: a vicious beast that was unflinchingly brutal and unapologetically bleak. 572 more words

Drama

Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi 2017)

and so anyway it turns out the best thing about Thor: Ragnarok (2017) was not the automatic ticket machines being out of action so we had to queue up at the box office to collect tickets we’d already paid for, nor was it the cinema’s decision to start a screening of  232 more words

Film

I Like Mike

I don’t usually run lists on Shadowplay, but here are a few —

Mike Hodges Films I Love

GET CARTER, PULP, THE TERMINAL MAN, FLASH GORDON, SQUARING THE CIRCLE… 208 more words

FILM

The Shot Behind the Shot: Get Carter (1971)

In Get Carter, a London gangster (Michael Caine) travels to the industrial berg of Newcastle to investigate the death of his brother. Here’s director Mike Hodges on how he settled on Newcastle: 90 more words

Behind The Scenes