Road House 1948 PG

3.00PM Sun 11 Nov 2018 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Seen today, Road House inhabits disparate ages in American cinema. Lyle Wheeler’s art direction is a case in point. The road house itself has the generic look of the classical Hollywood set, archetypally American and occupying a dateless contemporaneity, a perennial ‘now’… Whilst his actors – Fonda, Bennett, Duryea – hailed from a pre-war naturalistic school which encouraged social realism and produced by Ida Lupino, the post-war period sees screen acting take a graphic turn… By this light, Road House becomes pivotal; Gothic, wayward, yet reaching out towards natural, ‘normal’ life. Paradoxical inasmuch as its extreme elements simultaneously signal its antiquity and its modernity.’ – Senses of Cinema

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 95 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JEAN NEGULESCO / PRODUCER: EDWARD CHODOROV / SCRIPT: EDWARD CHODOROV, MARGARET GRUEN, OSCAR SAUL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH LASHELLE / CAST: IDA LUPINO, CORNEL WILDE, CELESTE HOLM, RICHARD WIDMARK / PRODUCTION COMPANY: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM