London gangster Jack Carter arrives in his native Newcastle, in the north of England, for the funeral of his brother Frank. According to the police, the brother had been drinking heavily and was involved in a car accident. Carter, however, believes his brother was murdered and begins his own investigation. Almost immediately he meets a harsh rebuff from the local mafia, who want to either send him back to London or take Carter out.
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‘Get Carter’ is rightly considered an icon of English cinematography. And this is not only in the quality of the staging and the magnificent acting, but also in the underlying meaning of the film.
It is really hard to grasp it from the first viewing, but you have to be a careful spectator and ‘Get Carter’ will return the favor.
After a few close viewings, you’ll know what I’m talking about and you’ll be able to track it down yourself. One of the key points of the film is the problem of post-industrial England. You can see this problem when the car carrying the coffin of the proletarian Frank encounters a lonely column of cars following the same proletarians as Frank. These cars show the irrelevance of the working class, its aloofness in a time of post-industrialization.
The second problem is Jack Carter himself, who, as soon as he declared war on the industrial bosses, had already automatically put himself on the dead man’s list. What lies ahead of him when Anna is dead, when the dream of South America is extinguished, and angry bosses are waiting for him in London. Only one thing – emptiness, death…Carter was doomed as soon as he defied Kinner and his men. He understood this, but tried not to show it to his enemies.
But that’s not the only thing present in the film. There are scenes of exquisite cruelty, bleak landscapes of concerns and factories, and English humor as strong as old whiskey. It is impossible not to notice the magnificent music by Roy Budd, which brings melancholy and makes the film even darker, the grandiose camera work by Wolfgang Suschitzky and his original manner of shooting.
I also personally loved the characters and the characters, their integrity and believability.
Take, for example, Eric Pace played by wonderful British actor Ian Hendry, who is essentially the same killer as Carter, but his complete antipode, or cunning as Fox Kinnear, played by actor and playwright John Osborne.
There’s not much more to say, but watch, and it’s a must-see.
This is a great movie.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (89.7 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: LPCM 1.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English: Dolby Digital 1.0