Friday, December 10 - Saturday, December 11, 2021
Scriptwriter-turned-director Walter Hill’s Hard Times (retitled The Streetfighter in Britain) received deservedly excellent reviews when it opened a few years back. His second feature THE DRIVER is even better, a combination of brilliantly edited car chases and existential thriller which recalls the sombreness of Melville and the spareness of Leone in a context which is the ‘classical’ economy of directors like Hawks and Walsh. A brilliant plot of cross and double-cross, with cop Dern out to nail ace getaway driver O’Neal, unravels with a tautness to put it on a par with the same year’s action hit, Assault on Precinct l3.
Screening as part as of our Autumn series “Waverly Midnights: Auto/Erotic”
- Year 1978
- Running Time 131 minutes
- Director Walter Hill
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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