THE CHAIN

Every film we show is somehow connected to the previous one screened – sort of like
a perpetual double bill.

After each screening the audience votes between three films linked to the one they’ve just watched to decide what we will show in a fortnight's time.

This is the chain so far: 

The Player (Robert Altman, 1992)
Hollywood given the Altman treatment.
Link: Films referenced in The Player
Choices: Bicycle Thieves, Sunset Boulevard, Touch of Evil

& the winner was…

 

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
A father and son trawl post-war Rome in search of a lost bicycle.
Links: Bicycles, fly-posters, family ties
Choices: Breaking Away, Gilda, Paper Moon

& the winner was…

 

Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich, 1973)
A father and daughter con their way through Depression-era America.
Link: The Art of The Con
Choices: The Color of Money, The Grifters, House of Games

& the winner was…

 

The Grifters (Stephen Frears, 1990)
Three professional con-artists tear themselves apart as family loyalty goes badly awry
Link: Bad Muthas
Choices: Animal Kingdom, Psycho, White Heat

& the winner was…

 

White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)
Unhinged gangster with mother-complex leads predictably ill-fated heist on chemical plant. 
Link: Psychotic Egos
Choices: Aguirre, Wrath of God, Sweet Smell of Success, Throne of Blood

 & the winner was… 

 

Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
Press agent and Broadway columnist sweat it out in seedy 1950s New York
Link: New York-set films directed by Brits
Choices: Midnight Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever, Shame

 & the winner was… 

 

Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
Country-boy with dreams of making it as a hustler moves to the Big Apple
Link: Odd Couples
Choices: Harold and Maude, Midnight Run, The Odd Couple

 & the winner was… 

  

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
Troubled teenager begins touching relationship with a lively septuagenarian
Link: Commercial Flops
Choices: King of Comedy, Night of the Hunter, Peeping Tom 

 & the winner was… 

  

The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)
Would-be comedian becomes obsessed with talk-show host.
Link: TV Fame
Choices: To Die For, Tootsie, The Truman Show

 & the winner was… 

 

Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
Dustin Hoffman is Michael Dorsey is Dorothy Michaels
Link: Transformation
Choices: La Belle et La Bette, Orlando, Zelig

 & the winner was… 

 

Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
Human chameleon just wants to be loved.
Link: Freaks
Choices: The Elephant Man, The Enigma of Kaspa Hauser, Freaks

 & the winner was… 

 

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)
Feral man introduced to 19th Century German society
Link: Untrained actors
Choices: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fish Tank, Pickpocket 

 & the winner was… 

 

Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)
Light-fingered existential angst.
Link: Übermensches
Choices: Naked, Rope, Taxi Driver

& the winner was... 

 

Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948)
Murder as an intellectual exercise. 
Link: Adaptations from plays.
Choices: Glengarry Glen Ross, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Taste of Honey

& the winner was... 

 

Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1982)
Always. Be. Closing. 
Link: Sweaty desperation.
Choices: Fargo, The Long Good Friday, The Maltese Falcon

 & the winner was...

 

The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie, 1980)
'Ands Across The Ocean!
Link: The Special Relationship.
Choices: An American Werewolf in London, Local Hero, A Matter of Life and Death

 & the winner was...

 

Local Hero (Bill Foysyth, 1983)
US oil tycoon sets sights Scottish beach
Link: Strangers in a Strange (Scot)Land
Choices: Brigadoon, I Know Where I'm Going!, The Wicker Man 

 & the winner was...

 

Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli, 1954)
American tourists stumble across miraculous highland village
Link: Fantasy Worlds
Choices: Alice, Being John Malkovich, Heavenly Creatures

& the winner was...

 

Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1992)
Vivid adolescent fantasy gets out of hand
Link: Fatal Friendships
Choices: Badlands, Dog Day Afternoon, Prick Up Your Ears

& the winner was...

 

Prick Up Your Ears (Stephen Frears, 1987)
The brilliant life and brutal death of British playwrite, Joe Orton
Link: Dramatist, dramatize Thyself!
Choices: Barton Fink, Bullets Over Broadway, In A Lonely Place

& the winner was...

 

In A Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
Hollywood Hack Linked To Hatcheck Girl Murder!
Link: Them Next Door
Choices: 10 Rillington Place, Arlington Road, Rosemary's Baby

& the winner was...

 

10 Rillington Place (Richard Fleischer, 1971)
True-life story of serial killer John Christie
Link: Capital Punishment
Choices: Capote, M, Paths of Glory

& the winner was...

 

Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
Glory-seeking general sends troops on an impossible mission
Link: The Great War
Choices: The African Queen, La Grande Illusion, The Shooting Party 

 & the winner was...

 

The Shooting Party (Alan Bridges, 1985)
The calm before the storm
Link: Weekends
Choices: Lift to the Scaffold, Lost Weekend, Stardust Memories

 & the winner was...

 

Lift to the Scaffold (Louis Malle, 1958)
Miles Davis-scored French Noir
Link: Slumming Soundtrackers
Choices: Night on Earth, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Virgin Suicides

 & the winner was...

 

Night On Earth (Jim Jarmusch,1991)
"TAXI!"
Link: It Happened One Night
Choices: After Hours, American Graffiti, Night of the Living Dead

& the winner was...

 

American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
Summer's here and the time is right / we're going racing in the streets
Link: Let Us Put Away Childish Things
Choices: 400 Blows, Blue Velvet, Wish You Were Here

& the winner was...

 

400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)
Why you little...
Link: They Fuck You Up
Choices: Back to the Future, Capturing the Friedmans, Kind Hearts and Coronets

& the winner was...

 

Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
Homemovie Hell
Link: All This Filming Isn't Healthy
Choices: Autofocus, Peeping Tom, Sex, Lies and Videotape

& the winner was...

 

Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)
Have camera will kill...
Link: Here Comes The Sixties!
Choices: A Hard Day's Night, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, The Servant

& the winner was...

 

The Servant (Joseph Losey, 1963)
Class War Gets Sexy
Link: YOU'VE RUINED ME!!!
Choices: The Blue Angel, The Last Seduction, Throne of Blood

& the winner was...

 

The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)
Elderly professor loses all dignity for cabaret star
Link: Nightclubbin'
Choices: Cabaret, Le Samourai, Some Like It Hot

& the winner was...

 

Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
Berlin dances on the brink
Link: Post-War Berlin
Choices: Goodbye, Lenin!, One, Two, Three, Wings of Desire

& the winner was...

 

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1981)
Angels watching over West Berlin
Link: Angels
Choices: All That Jazz, Heaven Can Wait, A Matter of Life and Death

& the winner was...

 

All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
It's Show-Time!
Link: Directors & Their Semi-Autobiographical Films
Choices: Bad Education, Long Day Closes, Mean Streets

& the winner was...

 

Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
"Jap adapters?"
Link: Low-Level Mobsters
Choices: Altlantic City, Donnie Brasco, The Friends of Eddie Coyle

& the winner was...

 

Atlantic City (Louise Malle, 1980)
Never-was has-been makes last grab for glory!
Link: One Last Roll of the Dice
Choices: The Color of Money, The Shootist, Sunset Blvd

& the winner was...

 

The Shootist (Don Siegal, 1976)
Aging legend just wants to die with dignity
Link: When They Were Young...
Choices: The Big Sleep, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach

& the winner was...

 

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
"The Picture They Were Born For!"
Link: Dicks in Flicks
Choices: Chinatown, The Long Goodbye, Vertigo

& the winner was...

 

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
"Forget it, Jake..."
Link: H20
Choices: Jean de Florette, The Man Who Fell To Earth, The Swimmer

& the winner was...

 

The Swimmer (Frank Perry/ Sydney Pollack, 1968)
Middle-aged suburbanite swims home via the pools of his neighbours
Link: Truth & Lies
Choices: 12 Angry Men, Citizen Kane, Rashomon

& the winner was...

 

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
What happened here, then?
Link: Mysteries!
Choices: Les Diaboliques, The Third Man, The Vanishing

 & the winner was...

 

The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988)
An inexplicable disappearance leads to years of searching
Link: Obsessions
Choices: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Conversation, Pi

 & the winner was...

 

The Conversation (Francis Ford Copolla, 1974)
Surveillance expert suffers crisis of conscience
Link: Big Brother Is Watching You
Choices: 1984, All the President's Men, The Lives of Others

 & the winner was...

 

The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
Surveillance expert suffers crisis of conscience
Link: Cold War Allegories
Choices: High Noon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, On the Waterfront

 & the winner was...

 

On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
Union corruption & sibling rivalry
Link: Brothers
Choices: The King of Marvin Gardens, Meantime, Raging Bull

 & the winner was...

 

The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson, 1972)
Two brothers try to get rich quick in Atlantic City
Link: Ill-fated business ventures
Choices: McCabe & Mrs Miller, The Producers, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

 & the winner was...

 

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
American desperados go a-prospectin'
Link: GOLD!
Choices: Aguirre, Wrath of God, The Gold Rush, The Lavender Hill Mob

 & the winner was...

 

Aguirre, Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
Oh, El Doraaaaaaado?
Link: Messing About on the River
Choices: L'Atalante, The Night of the Hunter, Young Adam

 & the winner was...

 

Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
Evil preacher terrorises family
Link: Southern Gothic
Choices: The Beguiled, Southern Comfort, A Streetcar Named Desire

 & the winner was...

 

A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951)
Ageing Southern Belle is tormented into madness by brutish brother-in-law
Link: Pyschosexual Breakdowns
Choices: Black Narcissus, Death in Venice, Repulsion

 & the winner was...

 

Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
Horrors of the past haunt introverted loner
Link: English-Speaking Débuts of European Directors
Choices: Pretty Baby, Taking Off, Sunrise

 & the winner was...

 

Taking Off (Milos Forman, 1971)
Middle-class suburbanites lose daughter to Greenwich Village long-hairs
Link: Hollywood's Take on the Counter-Culture
Choices: Bonnie & Clyde, Dark Star, M*A*S*H

 & the winner was...

 

Dark Star (John Carpenter, 1974)
We're, like, far out, man
Link: Rough Diamond Débuts
Choices: Blood Simple, Targets, Who's That Knocking At My Door?

 & the winner was...

 

 Blood Simple (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1984)
D.I.V.O.R.C.E, neo-noir style...  
Link: Unhappily Marrieds
Choices: The Awful Truth, Les Diaboliques, Husbands & Wives

& the winner was...

 

Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)
D.I.V.O.R.C.E. a la film noir... 
Link: Private Schools
Choices: If..., Rushmore, Suspiria

& the winner was...

 

Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
The kid's a trier... 
Link: Child Prodigies/ Precocious Brats
Choices: The Innocents, Leon, Spellbound

& the winner was...

 

Leon (Luc Besson, 1994)
Professional killer-cum-amateur child-minder
Link: Assassins
Choices: The Conformist, The Day of the Jackal, Le Samouraï

& the winner was...

 

The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)
Upper-class prof becomes fascist stooge
Link: Exploited by Fascism
Choices: The Counterfeiters, Mephisto, The Remains of the Day

& the winner was...

 

The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowtzki, 2007)
Nazi's plan to forge the British Pound
Link: Based on a non-fiction book
Choices: All The President's Men, The French Connection, Moneyball

& the winner was...

 

All the President's Men (Alan J Pakula, 1976)
Forget it, Carl, it's Watergate!
Link: I'm gonna get the papers, get the papers
Choices: Ace in the Hole, Citizen Kane, His Girl Friday

& the winner was...

 

Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
WASHED-UP HACK IN SHAM STORY SHOCK!
Link: Wilder!
Choices: The Lost Weekend, One, Two, Three!, Some Like it Hot, Sunset Blvd. 

& the winner was...

 

One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder, 1961)
Teenage daughter of US industrialist falls for German card-carrying Commie
Link: Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Choices: Badlands, La Belle et la Bête, The Purple Rose of Cairo

& the winner was...

 

Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
I saw her standin' / on her front lawn
Link: Stone-Cold Classic Debuts
Choices: A Bout de Souffle, The Maltese Falcon, This Is Spinal Tap 

& the winner was...

 

The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
The stuff dreams are made of...
Link: Some Other Stuff
Choices: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Red Shoes, Winchester '73 

& the winner was...

 

The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, 1948)
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues...
Link: Quiet: Genius at Work!
Choices: The Rebel, Sweet and Lowdown, Wonder Boys 

& the winner was...

 

Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen1999)
The life & loves of a jazz guitarist
Link: Woody!
Choices: Bullets Over Broadway, Husbands & Wives, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Stardust Memories 

& the winner was...

 

Husbands & Wives (  Woody Allen  1992)
The end of a beautiful relationship
Link: Blood On The Reels
Choices: Lady from Shanghai, Shampoo, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

& the winner was...

 

Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles1947)
Pulp B-Movie Noir Welles-style!
Link: We're going to need a bigger yacht...
Choices: All Is Lost, The Knife in  the Water, Plein Soleil

& the winner was...

 

Plein Soleil (René Clément, France, 1960)
Talented Monsieur Rippley
Link: Identity Theft
Choices: Gattaca, Heaven Can Wait, The Passenger

& the winner was...

 

The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)
Jaded war correspondent trades in one life for another
Link: Rip it up & start again
Choices: Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More, The Lavender Hill Mob, Stroszek 

& the winner was...

 

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese, 1974)
Widowed Waitress's Lust for Fame!
Link: Sons & Mothers
Choices: Animal Kingdom, Mamma Roma, Le Souffle au Coeur

& the winner was...

 

Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, Australia, 2010) 
GoodCobbas
Link: Tugs o' War
Choices: His Girl Friday, The Lost Weekend, Sexy Beast

& the winner was...

 

Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, UK, 2000) 
Rude awakenings on the Costa del Crime
Link: One. Last. Job.
Choices: The Killing, Rififi, The Unforgiven

& the winner was...

 

The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, US, 1955) 
A fail-safe racetrack heist. Hubris-ahoy! 
Link: Non-linear narratives
Choices: Bad Timing, The Mirror, Two for the Road

& the winner was...

 

Two For The Road (Stanley Donen, UK, 1967)
A marriage remembered via motoring holidays in France
Link: On The Road!
Choices: The Last Detail, Sullivan's Travels, Wild Strawberries

& the winner was...

 

Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, US, 1941)
Hollywood director goes slummin' 
Link: Hollywood on Hollywood
Choices: The Bad & the Beautiful, Barton Fink, Sunset Blvd.

& the winner was...

 

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, US, 1950)
Faded star on the comeback trail
Link: Do call it a comeback!
Choices: The Color of Money, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Wonder Boys

& the winner was...

 

Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson, US, 2000)
That difficult second novel... 
Link: BOB!
Choices: Don't Look Back, I'm Not There, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

& the winner was...

 

I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, US, 2007)
That thin wild mercury film
Link: It's a biopic, Jim, but not as we know it
Choices: 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Of Time & the City

& the winner was...

 

Of Time and the City (Terence Davies, UK, 2008)
"We are being gathered in at gloaming..."
Link: Tel!
Choices: The Deep Blue Sea, The House of Mirth, The Long Day Closes

& the winner was...

 

The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, UK, 2000)
How do you solve a problem like Lily?
Link: Unconventional Wisdom
Choices: Frances Ha, Mahanagar, A Taste of Honey

& the winner was...

 

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, US, 2012)
"Undatable".
Link: Directors & their muses
Choices: Gloria, Manhattan, Raging Bull

& the winner was...

 

Gloria (John Cassavetes, US, 1980)
On the lam in NYC
Link: Reluctant Guardians
Choices: Bringing Up Baby, The Last Detail, The Steel Helmet

& the winner was...

 

The Steel Helmet (Sam Fuller, US, 1951)
Hey! This Buddhist temple looks like a good place to hide...
Link: UNDER SIEGE!!!
Choices: Assault on Precinct 13, The Birds, Night of the Living Dead

& the winner was...

 

Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, US, 1976)
Street-gang declares WAR!
Link: Street Fightin' Gangs
Choices: The Firm, Los Olvidados, The Warriors, 

& the winner was...

 

Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones) (Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1950)
It's hard to be a saint in the city...
Link: Role-models
Choices: The Last Picture Show, Meantime, Rebel Without a Cause

& the winner was...

 

Meantime (Mike Leigh, UK, 1984)
It's hard to be a saint in the city...
Link: Made-for-TV
Choices: Duel, The Last Seduction, The Naked Civil Servant

& the winner was...

 

The Last Seduction (John Dahl, USA, 1994)
She's a femme fatale...
Link: Here they come...
Choices: Double Indemnity, The Killers, Out of the Past

& the winner was...

 

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, USA, 1944)
Murder she said!
Link: No more Mr. Nice Guy/Gal
Choices: Fight Club, M, Rear Window

& the winner was...

 

M (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931)
Unsolved child murders cause civil disquiet in Weimar Berlin.
Link: Something Rotten in the state of Denmark...
Choices: Do The Right Thing, The Masque of the Red Death, The White Ribbon

& the winner was...

 

The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, Germany, 2009)
An old man recalls a series of unexplained events from his past
Link: ...They do things differently there
Choices: The Go-Between, The Mirror, Wild Strawberries

& the winner was...

 

The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia, 1975)
An old man recalls a series of unexplained events from his past
Link: Dream dream dream...
Choices: Billy Liar, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Spellbound

& the winner was...

 

Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, UK, 1963)
"But do you think you've made the right decision this time?"
Link: British New Wave
Choices: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey, This Sporting Life

& the winner was...

 

A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, UK, 1961)
"The dream has gone but the baby is real..."
Link: Some girls' mothers are bigger than other girls' mothers...
Choices: Autumn Sonata, Grey Gardens, Imitation of Life

& the winner was...

 

Grey Gardens (Maysles Brothers, USA, 1975)
Eccentric mother & daughter documented
Link: More eccentrics documented
Choices: Crumb, The Grizzly Man, The Jazz Baroness

& the winner was...

 

The Jazz Baroness (Hannah Rothschild, UK, 2009)
British heiress's love for High Priest of Bebop, Thelonious Monk
Link: JAZZ!
Choices: All Night Long, Round Midnight, Young Man With A Horn

& the winner was...

 

Young Man With A Horn (Michael Curtiz, USA, 1950)
Kirk blows hard.
Link: KIRK!
Choices: The Bad and The Beautiful, Lonely are The Brave, Seven Days in May

& the winner was...

 

Seven Days in May (John Frankenheimer, USA, 1964)
Cold War hots up
Link: Nukes
Choices: Dr Strangelove, Hiroshima Mon Amour, When the Wind Blows 

& the winner was...

 

Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, France, 1959)
Love after the bomb
Link: Ships in the Night...
Choices: Before Sunrise, Roman Holiday, Shakespeare Wallah

& the winner was...

 

Shakespeare Wallah (James Ivory, UK, 1965)
A family of actors tour India to dwindling returns
Link: Shakey!
Choices: The Dresser, Theatre of Blood, To Be Or Not To Be

& the winner was...

 

To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 1942)
A troupe of Polish actors  struggle against the Nazis
Link: TBD
Choices: TBD

& the winner was...

 

The Heiress (William Wyler, USA, 1949)
A spot of the ol' melodram' down Washington Square way...
Link: Old New York
Choices: The Age of Innocence, Hester Street, Park Row

& the winner was...

 

Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver, USA, 1975)
An everday tale of Jewish immigrant folk...
Link: Coming to America
Choices:  Stranger Than Paradise, Stroszek, The Visitor

& the winner was...

 

The Visitor (Tom McCarthy, USA, 2007)
Lonely widowed professor finds new friends
Link: Widowers
Choices:  Late Spring, Rebecca, Wild Strawberries

& the winner was...

 

Late Spring (Yasujirō Ozu, Japan, 1949)
Widower attempts to marry off his only daughter
Link: Tokyo!
Choices: Akira, Godzilla, Stray Dog

& the winner was...

 

Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1949)
A cop loses his gun in post-War Tokyo
Link: Heatwave!
Choices: Do The Right Thing, Dog Day Afternoon, Rear Window

& the winner was...

 

Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee,  US, 1989)
Race relations reach boiling point
Link: Race Relations
Choices: Chocolat, The Landlord, Sapphire

& the winner was...

 

Sapphire (Basil Dearden,  UK, 1959)
Hampstead Heath Whodunnit?
Link: North London
Choices: Amy, High Hopes, The Ladykillers

& the winner was...

 

High Hopes (Mike Leigh,  UK, 1988)
"I'll put a tie on the day they machine gun the royal family"
Link: Class Clashes
Choices: Blue Collar, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover ,The Rules of the Game

& the winner was...

 

The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir,  France, 1939)
Les Upstairs et les Downstairs
Link: Inauspicious Receptions
Choices: Bringing Up Baby, Citizen Kane, Vertigo

& the winner was...

 

Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks,  USA, 1939)
Mild-mannered palaeontologist WLTA free-spirited heiress (pref no pets)
Link: Neo-SCREWBALL!
Choices: Flirting with Disaster, Raising Arizona, What's Up Doc? 

& the winner was...

 

What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich,  USA, 1971)
Mild-mannered palaeontologist WLTA free-spirited heiress (pref no pets)
Link: Homages
Choices: L'Appartament, Far From Heaven, Stardust Memories 

& the winner was...

 

L’Appartement (Gilles Momouni, France, 1996)
An old flame sparks off new obsessions
Link: Old Flames
Choices: Casablanca, The Hired Hand, Paris, Texas 

& the winner was...

 

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, USA, 1984)
An amnesiac drifter returns to the world
Link: Texas!
Choices: Days of Heaven, Hud, Lone Star 

& the winner was...

 

Lone Star (John Sayles, USA, 1996)
Small town sheriff uncovers dark family secret
Link: Family Secrets
Choices: Festen, Ida, Secrets and Lies

& the winner was...

 

Festen (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 1998)
A family celebration goes awry
Link: P.A.R.T.Y.
Choices: The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Masque of the Red Death, Grosse Pointe Blank

& the winner was...

 

The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel, France, 1972)
Surrealism scuppers supper
Link: TBD
Choices: TBD

& the winner was...

TBD

 

LOOSE LINKS

 Occasionally we will break the chain to show an unlinked one-off film when appropriate. These are the Loose Links so far:

True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
Shown in tribute to Tony Scott (1944 - 2012)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Jack Clayton, 1983)
A 2012 Halloween special

Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
Screened on the night of the 2012 US presidential election

When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
2013 Valentine's Day special 

Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
In tribute to Richard Griffiths (1947 - 2013) 

Jamon, Jamon (Bigas Luna, 1992)
In tribute to Bigas Luna (1946 - 2013) 

Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963)
In tribute to Ray Harryhausen (1920 - 2013) 

Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
In tribute to Dennis Farina (1944 - 2013) 

Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970)
In tribute to Karen Black (1939 - 2013) 

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
Quiz Winners' Choice 

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
Part of Scalarama festival 

I Know Where I'm Going (Powell & Pressburger, 1945)
Quiz Winners' Choise

The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1994)
Christmas Treat 

Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
As part of the LOCO Festival 

Capote (Bennett Miller, 2005)
In tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) 

Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, 1986)
In tribute to Bob Hoskins (1942-2014)

Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
Quiz Winners' Choice

Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson, 1987)
In tribute to Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Mr Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939)
Quiz Winners' Choice

Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
In tribute to Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)
As part of the Scalarama Festival

After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
Quiz Winners' Choice

Nosferatu, The Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)
Halloween Screening

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
In tribute to Warren Clarke (1947-2014)

A Matter of Life and Death (Powell & Pressburger, 1946)
Quiz Winners' Choice

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman , 1978)
In tribute to Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

MASH (Robert Altman, 1970)
Quiz Winners' Choice 

The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
In tribute to Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
Sunday Matinee Screening

This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
In tribute to Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, USA, 1957)
In Quiz Winners' Choice

The Talented Mr Ripley (Anthony Minghella, USA, 1999)
Companion piece to Plein Soleil

The Hills Have Eyes (Wes Craven, 1977)
In tribute to Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Alice (Jan Svankmajer, Czechoslovakia, 1988)
As part of the Scarlarama Film Festival

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (Jeanie Finlay, UK, 2015)
Special promotional screening w/director Q&A

The Innocents (Jack Clayton, UK, 1961)
Halloween Screening

The French Connection (William Friedkin, US, 1971)
Quiz Winners' Choice

The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, India, 1977)
In tribute to Saeed Jaffrey (1929-2015) 

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nic Roeg, UK, 1976)
In tribute to David Bowie (1947-2016) 

Les Enfants du Paradis ((Marcel Carné, France, 1945)
2016 Valentine's Day Sunday Matinee

To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, US, 1962)
In tribute to Harper Lee (1926-2016)

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, UK, 1949)
In tribute to Douglas Slocombe (1913-2016)

We Are The Best! (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2013)
As part of the LOCO Festival

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, USA, 1967)
Quiz Winners' Choice

Stolen Kisses (Francois Truffaut, France, 1968)
As part of the LOCO Festival

Nashville (Robert Altman, USA, 1975)
Bank Holiday Monday Matinee

When We Were Kings (Leon Gast, USA, 1996)
In tribute to Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016)

The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger, UK, 1943)
Pre-referendum Sunday Matinee

The Naked Civil Servant (Jack Gold, UK, 1975)
Pride Screening

An Englishman In New York (Richard Laxton, UK, 2009)
Sequel to The Naked Civil Servant

The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, USA, 1978)
In tribute to Michael Cimino (1939 - 2016)

Fight Club (David Fincher, USA, 1999)
Quiz-Winners' Choice

The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, USA, 1999)
Part of Scalarama / Directed by Woman festival 

Orlando (Sally Potter, UK, 1992)
Part of Scalarama / Directed by Woman festival

The Producers (Mel Brooks, USA, 1968)
In tribute to Gene Wilder (1933-2016)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, USA, 1966)
In tribute to Edward Albee (1928-2016)

Let The Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Sweden, 2008)
Halloween Screening

Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, USA, 1967)
Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Appreciation Screening 2016

McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, USA, 1971)
In tribute to Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, USA, 1960)
In celebration of Kirk Douglas's 100th birthday

The Dead (John Huston, USA, 1987)
Christmas Screening

The Hustler (Robert Rossen, USA, 1961)
Quiz Winner's Choice Part 1

The Color of Money (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1986)
Quiz Winner's Choice Part 2

The Tufnell Park Film Club Shorter Film Festival
Inaugural all-dayer 

The Elephant Man (David Lynch, USA, 1980)
In tribute to John Hurt (1940-2017)

Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, China, 1993)
Valentines Matinee

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, USA, 1986)
Quiz Winner's Choice

One False Move (Carl Franklin, USA, 1992)
In tribute to Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll (Taylor Hackford, USA, 1987)
In tribute to Chuck Berry (1926-2017)

The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, USA, 1973)
In celebration of Jack Nicholson's 80th Birthday

Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, USA, 1984)
In tribute to Jonathan Demme (1944-2017)

Left, Right and Centre (Sidney Gilliat, UK, 1959)
Pre-Election Screening

Theatre of Blood (Douglas Hickox, UK, 1973)
Quiz-Winners' Choice

Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton, UK, 1973)
In tribute to Roger Moore (1927-2017)

Save The Tiger (John G. Avildsen, USA, 1973
In tribute to John G. Avildsen (1935-2017)

Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty/Buck Henry, USA, 1978)
Quiz Winners' Choice

The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, USA, 1945)
5th Anniversary Screening