Are you ready for the return of Matt Scudder and a little stroll through the tombstones? If you read the Establishing Shot you'll no doubt be aware that I have been waiting a long time for A Walk Among the Tombstones.
I enjoyed his first venture onto the big screen when Jeff Bridges played him in the 1986 crime thriller 8 Million Ways to Die. Ever since I heard there was a script kicking around that would bring Scudder back to the screen I have been eagerly awaiting his return - and Scott Frank's A Walk Among the Tombstones does not disappoint. Until the week of it's release I'm not supposed to delve into opinion on it - but it's fair to say that I was sitting on the edge of my chair the whole way through the film and loved it! It was a real visit to the Noir side of town with the cast bringing the characters of author Lawrence Block's dubious underworld to life.
Comparatively speaking I would say it shares much with Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs but rather than focus on the horror film aspects it plays out in the tradition of a classic Film Noir narrative. Don't get me wrong its chilling but without having to be explicit. On an emotional man seeking redemption level it didn't quite work for me but as a hard boiled detective tale I was all over it and Liam Neeson was born for these type of roles. I can't wait for him to collaborate with Scott Frank again and bring another Frank Scudder tale to the big screen if he survives A Walk Among the Tombstones, that is.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is sure to please fans of the crime genre. So we are proud to be able to bring our readers the chance to go along to an exclusive screening of A Walk Among the Tombstones this Monday in Central London AS WELL AS a QA session with talent from the film after the screening. Who'll be there? Well your guess is as good as mine but I'm hoping for Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Astro and Director Scott Frank.
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Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Astro
Based on the best-selling book by Lawrence Block, A Walk Among the Tombstones, is released in UK cinemas on 19th September.
A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, Unknown, Taken, Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, The Grey, The A-Team), Dan Stevens (The Fifth Estate, Downton Abbey), Sebastian Roche (Safe House, Fringe, Supernatural), Boyd Holbrook (Out of the Furnace, Behind the Candelabra, The Host, The Big C) and is directed by Scott Frank.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair (two) of exclusive tickets to this special event taking place from 6.30 for a 7pm start on Monday 1st September in the London West End - all you need to do is email your name, email address and contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘I want to Walk among The Tombstones’ in the email subject.
The fine print:
Standard competition rules and common sense apply.
UK Winners will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean I'll place all entrants names in a hat, throw it out the window and then go look in the graveyard below for the winners names, the first couple of names found amongst the tombstones are the winners.
The judges (meaning my) decision is final. Winners will be chosen and contacted on Monday 1 September by Midday.
For more information about A Walk Among the Tombstones head over to their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/TombstonesUK or Twitter here: https://twitter.com/TombstonesUK
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