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<<< March 15 - 19, 2006
Voyage: An Homage to Richard Fleischer
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From the murderous landscapes of SEE NO EVIL and THE
BOSTON STRANGLER to the glorious adventure of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,
director Richard Fleischer has -- like Nemo himself -- plunged us into strange and unknown
worlds, filled with primal terrors wrapped in lush, velvet-lined chambers. Fleischer grew
up in the movie business -- his father Max was the legendary animator of Betty Boop and
Popeye --, and few directors have shown as much joy at the art and craft of filmmaking as
Fleischer: witness the pure, exhilarating tension in THE NARROW MARGIN, the
almost-psychedelic pleasures of FANTASTIC VOYAGE, and you find a director in love
Wednesday, March 15 7:30 PM
Tribute to Richard Fleischer
Archival 35 mm. Print! SEE NO EVIL, 1971, Columbia (Sony Repertory), 89 min. Dir. Richard
Fleischer. Compact, claustrophobic and unbearably-tense nail-biter as blind Mia
Farrow is stalked on a rural British farm by her familys deranged killer. Based
on a script by Brian Clemens (CAPTAIN KRONOS, "The Avengers" TV series), this is
easily the best (and scariest) of the many blind/mute/deaf girl-menaced-by-killer
scenarios -- sorry, WAIT UNTIL DARK - !
Thursday, March 16 7:30 PM
Tribute to Richard Fleischer -
THE NARROW MARGIN, 1952, Warner
Bros., 71 min. This always receives its share of votes as one of the finest noirs ever
made -- and the spiciest of its many ingredients is the unforgettable Marie Windsor.
She and co-star Charles McGraw trade priceless purple putdowns as he ferries her
across the rails from Chicago to L.A., where shes scheduled to testify in a racket
busting trial. Plenty of switchbacks along the way, rendered with maximum punch and pace
by the master, Richard Fleischer.
VIOLENT SATURDAY, 1955, 20th
Century Fox, 91 min. Dir. Richard Fleischer. Film noir gets the full mid-Fifties
treatment -- lush color and CinemaScope -- in this vivid adaptation of W.B. Heaths
classic caper novel. Victor Mature, Richard Egan and Sylvia Sidney head a
terrific cast (including Lee Marvin in his thuggish prime), in this complex tale of
the build-up to a small-town bank heist.
Saturday, March 18 7:30 PM
Richard Fleischer Tribute
THE BOSTON STRANGLER,
1968, 20th Century Fox, 120 min. One of Richard Fleischers most
uncompromising and startling films: Tony Curtis delivers an amazing performance
(arguably his best) as Albert DeSalvo, the unstable blue-collar worker who terrorized
Boston in the early 1960s. Henry Fonda is the head of detectives who doggedly
tracks him down. The increasingly elliptical, stream-of-consciousness narrative,
especially after the captured Curtis mental disintegration accelerates, was
extremely daring for a major Hollywood studio film.
10 RILLINGTON PLACE, 1970,
Columbia (Sony Repertory), 111 min. One of director Fleischers personal favorites: a
relentlessly realistic and devastatingly matter-of-fact depiction of mild-mannered sex
killer John Christie (Richard Attenborough, in a shattering performance) in
1940s London. The hanging of innocent dupe Timothy Evans (John Hurt) led to
Britains abolition of the death penalty.
Sunday, March 19 3:00 PM
Family Matinee! - Richard
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,
1954, Walt Disney, 122 min. Richard Fleischers most beloved film captures both the
childlike sense of adventure and the more sober nature of Jules Vernes classic
novel: James Mason is the ideal Captain Nemo opposite salty dog Kirk Douglas,
scientist Paul Lukas and faithful valet Peter Lorre. Academy Award-winning
art direction and special effects highlight this surprisingly adult Disney fantasy.
Sunday, March 19 6:30 PM
Richard Fleischer Tribute
FANTASTIC VOYAGE, 1966,
20th Century Fox, 100 min. Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasance
lead a miniaturized mission into the surreal landscape of the human body, to dissolve a
comatose scientists cerebral bloodcot. Slambang action and stunning, psychedelic F/X
combine in Richard Fleischers most purely thrilling entertainment.
SOYLENT GREEN, 1972, Warner
Bros., 100 min. Based on Harry Harrisons novel Make Room! Make Room!,
Richard Fleischers sci-fi thriller is even more frightening (and prescient) today
than when it was released. Cop Charlton Heston tries to track down a minor
politicians killer -- and uncovers the ultimate horror of mankinds new place
in the food chain. With the great Edward G. Robinson in his final screen role.