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  1. ENGL 4860: Special Topics in Film Studies The Gangster Film Spring 2011 Room: PH 322 Day/Time: Monday, 430-730 pm Gangster Film

  2. 2/28/11 | Meeting 6 The Long Good Friday(John Mackenzie, 1981; 114) Reading: Williams (GFR, 237) Spring Break, March 7-13 Gangster Film

  3. Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  4. Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicholas Roeg, 1970) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  5. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  6. The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie, 1981) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  7. The Krays (Peter Medak, 1990) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  8. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  9. The General (John Boorman, 1998) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  10. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  11. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  12. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughan, 2004) Important British Gangster Films Gangster Film

  13. The Film Gangster Film

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  22. Long Good Friday Cast Gangster Film

  23. Bob Hoskins—Harold Shand Gangster Film

  24. Helen Mirren—Victoria Gangster Film

  25. Eddie Constantine—Charlie Gangster Film

  26. Paul Freeman—Colin Belloq in Raiders of the Last Ark Gangster Film

  27. Pierce Brosnan—IRA Hit Man Gangster Film

  28. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • The music by Francis Monkman—a classical composer who did rock to cut lose • Opening—was originally more mysterious, a tracking of the suitcase • The original title was The Paddy Factor • The Troubles—always Mackenzie’s wish to include; wanted the film to be Terrorist vs. Capitalist • No Ireland reveal in the opening sequence • Long Good Friday—working title only, but it stuck Gangster Film

  29. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • The Concorde Gangster Film

  30. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • Wanting to avoid traditional London icons—no buses, cabs Gangster Film

  31. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • How can you blow up a Rolls Royce?—he was repeatedly asked this question • Harold’s patriotism; his speech on the river, his kiss-off to the Mafia • Mackenzie estimates he has seen the film 400 times Gangster Film

  32. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • On location or built sets, but not one scene in a studio. Gangster Film

  33. Long Good Friday Locations Gangster Film

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  35. Heathrow Airport—Sarah Lavery arrives (photo by David Lavery, Spring 2007) Gangster Film

  36. The New London—The London Eye on the Thames (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  37. Tower Bridge—from the Thames (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) [Harold Shand talks before this same image at 21:19.] Gangster Film

  38. The Thames from a Tour Boat (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  39. The New London—from a Thames Tour Boat (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  40. The Docklands Today (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  41. The Docklands Today (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  42. The Docklands Today (photo by David Lavery, Summer 2007) Gangster Film

  43. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • The Humo[u]r of Harold Shand: • “You don’t go around crucifying someone outside a church on Good Friday.” • “Colin would never hurt a fly except when it was necessary.” • “Apart from his asshole being fifty feet away from his brains.” • “Helllo Parky. I’m afraid the dinner has got a little bit burned.” • “Shut up you long streak of paralyzed piss. What I am looking for is someone who can contribute to what England has given to the world. Culture. Sophistication. Genius. A little bit more than a hot dog, know what I mean?” Gangster Film

  44. Notes from the Mackenzie DVD Commentary • The boy Harold gives money to in Brixton—Dexter Fletcher—would later have a role in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. • The pub that blew up, a built set, began attracting customers. • The gang gathering—mostly actual gangsters. • Illuminating St. Paul’s—Jeff and Victoria in the car. • Difficulty of hanging people upside down in the abattoir. • There was supposed to be a love scene after the abattoir. • The distributors did not like that Harold lost to the IRA; they wanted to bury the film. • Jeff was not originally killed on the boat. Mackenzie replaced an • action scene—a car chase—with real drama. • The bottle was an afterthought. The fake bottles were made • overnight. • Mackenzie hates blood and looks away when he watches • Jeff’s killing. • Sold to Handmade Films (George Harrison’s film company) for • 800,000 pounds (about a $1,000,000) Gangster Film