Rent this movie. The movie has an extraordinary visual quality, the titles and the music are worth seeing and hearing this movie. [38] He also dispensed with flashbacks to Carter's youth featured in the novel which explored his relationship with his brother Frank, streamlining the plot to a linear narrative spanning a single weekend. Times [London, England] 30 Dec. 1971: 2. [12] A censored edited version was released in West Germany on 6 August 1971, with a running time nine minutes shorter than the original. Talking to the widow, daughter Doreen, and enigmatic Geraldine, Jack suspects it was murder. The team then spliced the beginning segment onto a high-quality print of the film. [121] Shane Meadows' film Dead Man's Shoes has also drawn comparisons to Get Carter, being similarly a revenge gangster story set around a provincial English town. [90] He thought the general stance of British critics "was to admire the film's power and professionalism while condemning its amorality and excessive violence". by Burton Lane and Ralph Freed,[12] a song more associated with glamorous Hollywood films than the backrooms of Newcastle pubs. [95] [78] In the process of redubbing the opening, the version of the film with the original dialogue was lost. Jah Wobble produced a dub cover version of the theme tune in 2009. The original British quad poster with artwork by Arnaldo Putzu, in common with many film posters, has aspects or images that differ from the finished screen version. The Finnish rock band Laika & the Cosmonauts cover the film's theme on their 1995 album The Amazing Colossal Band. [100] US publication Box Office gave a cautiously approving review, describing the film as "nasty, violent and sexy all at once". The theme was released as a 7" vinyl single by Pye Records in 1971, titled simply Carter and backed with "Plaything", another piece composed for the soundtrack. [115] Mike Hodges said in 2003 he had still not seen the remake, but was informed by a friend that it was "unspeakable". [37] The film was voted the worst remake of all time in 2004 by users of British DVD rental website ScreenSelect (precursor of Lovefilm).[120]. He offers Jack £5,000 to kill the crime boss, which he flatly refuses. [73] The film finally opened for general release across the UK on 10 March 1971 and in the US on 18 March, where it was rated 'X' for violence and female nudity, meaning it was for adults only. [75] Chibnall describes the flower power imagery as "what seems like a desperate and misguided attempt to suggest the hipness of a genre which had largely fallen out of favour". [64] To save time and money Budd did not use overdubs, simultaneously playing a real harpsichord, a Wurlitzer electric piano and a grand piano. The conveyor, a common sight on the East Durham coast, was known locally as 'The Flight'. This lab processed Kodak's Eastman Color Negative, so it is most likely the film was shot on this stock. On IMDb Get Carter's average rating is 7.6 based on 12,329 user votes. The shoot was largely incident-free and progressed speedily, despite a one-day strike by the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians. Now that's a sort of Christian ethic in a way [...] That was a prerequisite of the film for me, that the hitman should go [click] and that's it". Intertainment sued Franchise in December 2000 for fraudulently inflating the budgets for their movies, so that Intertainment ends up shouldering more than the 47% of the production costs they contractually agreed to cover for a huge slate of Franchise pics. [79][80] Michael Klinger complained in 1974 to president of UA Eric Pleskow about the lacklustre promotion of Carter, and tried to get him to relinquish the U.S. rights to the film so that Klinger could find a better distributor. [7] Newcastle was selected after Hodge's first choice of Hull proved to be unsuitable. [97], Steve Chibnall writes that "America was rather more used to hard-boiled storytelling" and that reviewers there were "more prepared than British criticism to treat Get Carter as a serious work",[98] Pauline Kael admiring its "calculated soullessness"[99] and wondering if it signalled a "new genre of virtuoso viciousness". 11 July 2012. At the funeral Jack meets his teenage niece Doreen (Petra Markham) and Frank's evasive mistress Margaret (Dorothy White); it is later implied that Doreen is Jack's daughter. [76] However, movie poster expert Sim Branaghan liked its eccentricity, calling it was "that kind of quirkiness you wouldn't get these days". [57] Hodges described Caine as "a complete dream to work with". As he goes to throw his shotgun into the sea, he is shot in the head from a distance. [36] His background at World in Action had made him accustomed to making films based on hard investigation and this informed his approach to Get Carter. The key to the success of Get Carter is the way in which the movie immediately engages the audience and fosters a relationship with it based upon perception, which, in the first instance, is always the key to the bond between viewer and director. Get Carter suffered in its promotion due to MGM's financial problems and the declining British film industry of the period, which relied increasingly on US investment. [34] Within months of agreeing the deal MGM had pulled out of the UK. It out-performed Up Pompeii, which was showing in the larger ABC1. Usually we get all flash and no humanity, lots of fancy camera tricks but no feel for the criminal strata of society". Initial UK critical reception to the film was mixed; reviewers grudgingly appreciated the film's technical achievements but were dismayed by the complex plot, violence and amorality, in particular Carter's apparent lack of remorse at his actions. BB Davis & the Red Orchidstra released a version of the film's title theme in 1999. Hodges said he was influenced in his writing by the works of Raymond Chandler and Hollywood B-movies such as Kiss Me Deadly, because they showed "how to use the crime story as an autopsy on society's ills". He returns for the funeral of his brother Richard "Richie" after a car crash during a storm, atypical of the careful house-father. Soderbergh said he envisioned The Limey as "Get Carter made by Alain Resnais". [30] Klinger had seen Mike Hodges' television film Suspect (1969) and immediately decided he was the ideal candidate to direct his new project. [5] In 1999, Get Carter was ranked 16th on the BFI Top 100 British films of the 20th century; five years later, a survey of British film critics in Total Film magazine chose it as the greatest British film. Get Carter. Someone hired goon Thorpey to make Jack return to Las Vegas. [38] Steve Chibnall writes: "his treatment retained the essential structure of Lewis' novel with its strong narrative drive, but introduced some minor changes to characterisation and more fundamental alterations to narratology". 479 likes. The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. Hodges and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky drew heavily on their backgrounds in documentary films, combined with Hodges' research into the contemporary criminal underworld of Newcastle (in particular the one-armed bandit murder) and the use of hundreds of local bystanders as extras, resulting in a naturalistic feel in many scenes. [103] Variety also praised the film, saying it "not only maintains interest but conveys with rare artistry, restraint and clarity the many brutal, sordid and gamy plot turns". Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content, Stephen Dorff & Darren Mann in Mma Film 'Embattled' Official Trailer, Producer-Writer David McKenna Inks With APA, Rachael Leigh Cook on Producing Her Own Netflix Rom-Com, 21 Years After ‘She’s All That’, Favorite Movies that were released in 2000. Klinger was present on set for much of the film shoot. Jack is attacked by the London gangsters and Eric, who has informed Fletcher of Jack and Anna's affair. This Stereolab version was subsequently used as a sample in the song "Got Carter" by 76. Get Carter is one of them. Michael Caine co-stars in this film as a … Asked in 2006, Putzu could not remember his artistic rationale for painting the floral jacket, but said he was painting a lot of flowers in designs at that time. Back in town, Jack is threatened by henchmen who want him to leave town, but he fights them off, capturing and interrogating one to find out who wants him gone. With Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Miranda Richardson, Rhona Mitra. However, Hodges said he encountered very little interference by the producer. [115] Mickey Rourke plays the villain Cyrus Paice. He forces Eric to drink a full bottle of whisky as Eric had done to Frank, then beats him to death with his shotgun. It was simply a part of the long process of exploiting MGM's back catalogue in the run-up to Christmas". In the original, directed by Mike Hodges (CROUPIER), Michael Caine was Carter. 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