Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Mike Hodges 1971 British gangster classic Get Carter, readers will have to rely on his transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was May 20, 1990 (read here). Nothing more I can say here about this great film except that I agree with everything Cox said about it.
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer
10 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Get Carter (1971)”
What a brilliant film; stark, menacing and perpetually dark in spirit. This has to be one of Michael Caine’s best performances. Mainly because he has carved out a memorable character, rather than playing a different version of himself. Thanks for the latest Moviedrome post – already looking forward to the next one.
Get Carter has been a favourite of mine ever since I first watched it on Moviedrome. It’s beautifully shot, shockingly violent, but not in a gratuitous way, with a great script featuring some memorable one-liners. I always enjoy watching the little vignettes of Newcastle life interspersed throughout the film– the blind man in the betting shop, the bingo caller, washing hanging in the back alleys, pints of bitter, drum majorettes on a Sunday morning – brilliant.
One of the best British films of the modern era. I NEVER tire of watching it. As well as Caine on top form in the lead, we get a parade of some of the best British character actors of the time.
Best wishes, Pete.
Hear. Hear. All around great gangster flick with a wicked British flair and an equally wicked leading man. Michael Caine has never been better.
Michael Caine’s performance in Get Carter most certainly ranks as one of his best ones. Also, thank you for the kind words 🙂 Also, thanks for dropping by 🙂
Yeah, director Mike Hodges really knows how to use the Newcastle locations. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
You are totally right on that 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
You got that right Pam 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
Love this film!
It is a classic no doubt 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂