- Event Details
- At each installment of Cinema Club we are joined by a guest from the world of film - often a writer, academic, or filmmaker - who provides a helpful introduction to a classic movie and then joins us in a wide-ranging group discussion about the film itself, its context, history, and meaning. This time we're honored to welcome filmmaker and instructor Kat Candler to our stage to introduce us to Richard Brooks' stunning adaptation of Truman Capote's "true novel" about murder in a small midwestern town. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson give excellent performances as the dumb, brutal murderers and the still underrated writer/director Richard Brooks does an excellent job of setting the story and pace , but it's the widescreen black and white camera work of Conrad Hall that makes any theatrical screening of this absolutely unmissable. Subtle it's not, but it is undeniably gorgeous, and it reminds us that in film, the pictures are the story. Featuring a score by Quincy Jones and the rock solid editing of Peter Zinner. A pure, essential treasure of American film. (Lars)
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