Thursdays through July and August, as a sidebar to our Ragged Glory: Summer in the 70s series, we’re casting a (private) eye on crime thrillers, detectives, mystery and suspense. And we’re setting the scene with a mystery of our own: a secret screening of a 1970s film of this type. We’re not going to tell you what it is, but if you like playing detective, then you will certainly enjoy this fiendishly clever murder yarn, featuring several big 70s stars, and which deserves to be much better known than it is.
Other films lined up for Thursday night Crime Scenes:
Thurs July 28: Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye and Jack Nicholson as JJ Gittes in Chinatown
Thurs Aug 4: Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn’s Night Moves and Robert Mitchum in The Yakuza, directed by Sidney Pollack
Thurs Aug 11: Warren Beatty in The Parallax View; John Cassavetes and Peter Falk in Mikey and Nicky; Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
Thurs Aug 18: Art Carney and Lily Tomlin in The Late Show, directed by Robert Benton
Thurs Aug 25: Ben Gazzara in John Cassavetes’ The Killing of a Chinese Bookie and in Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack