North by Northwest (1959, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
Curzon Community Cinema, 46 Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 6NN
Saturday 30 December, 16:30, Tickets: £6.50/£5.50 Concs
Thursday 4 January, 19:30, Tickets: £7.40/£6.00 Concs
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED
Hitchcock classic, North by Northwest, returns to the big screen at the Curzon Cinema, Clevedon as part of the BFI Thriller season.
Debonair advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a secret agent by a gang of mysterious spies, headed up by Phillip Vandaam (James Mason) and his henchman (Martin Landau). Framed for the murder of a UN delegate he flees on a sleeper train where he meets the seductive Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) and hides in her bunk in what turns out to be the beginning of a 2000-mile chase.
Full of iconic images (the crop-duster, the Mount Rushmore monument), in sweeping Vistavision, with an Oscar-nominated script by Ernest Lehman (West Side Story) and a compelling score by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho), this is the “Hitchcock film to end all Hitchcock films” and Grant’s sophisticated performance, a precursor for the 007 franchise, sees him at his suave best. Not to be missed on the big screen!