Well another crazy day
You'll drink the night away
And forget about everything”
Gerry Rafferty -
Excitement and anticipation were my overriding feelings on Wednesday night as I headed towards
1. The invitation to the screening was printed on an old, discontinued one pound note. How unutterably cool is that?
2. The director of the movie is Roger Donaldson, a filmmaker I am exceptionally fond of. Not because he is such a gifted storyteller, or because I absolutely love No Way Out and Thirteen Days, but because seven years ago he was gracious and accommodating to an inexperienced film journalist conducting his first interview and he made me feel comfortable and relaxed as he answered my questions. A true gentleman.
3. It’s a heist movie! I love heist movies!
4. The pitch worked on me straight away: “In September 1971, thieves tunnelled into the vault of a bank in
5. It’s a movie about
6. Peter Bowles is in it!
When I walked out into the chill night air of
With The Bank Job, a whole bunch of my preoccupations come together in one satisfying package. It’s still only January and I might have already seen the best film of the year. AKA says check it out.
The Bank Job is released in the