SO1EO3: “Our Guys Are Villains”

In this episode:

Dr Katerina Flint-Nicol discusses the British gangster film with an in-depth analysis of Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000).

Discussion:
  • Why the British gangster film matters
  • How the British gangster film transformed
  • The post-1960s British gangster film
  • The performance and stardom of working class actors in film
  • A discussion on Sexy Beast
  • The casting and performance of Ray Winstone
  • The casting and performance of Ben Kingsley

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