In Cold Blood
Another restored film, this time done by the British Film Institute.
Some have criticised this film as being overly complicated in
narrative, but I don't agree. I think the complexity (such as it is) is
important, telling the story in uncompromising detail, and setting up
all the characters - the killers and the killed - as real people. The
beautiful black-and-white photography by Conrad Hall stays in the mind
long after your memory of the details of this film fades. But the
performances of Robert Blake and Scott Wilson are detailed, compelling
and believable and the score by Quincy Jones is superb. Gerald S
O'Laughlin, in a brief role as Blake's father, is a knockout.