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Win tickets to the Jameson Cult Film Club ‘LA Confidential’ screening with special guest Danny DeVito!

To celebrate the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, we are giving you and a guest the chance to walk the same green carpet as Hollywood star Danny DeVito, who will attend a special Jameson Cult Film Club screening of the 1997 classic ‘LA Confidential’ on Thursday 21st February. Guests will also be treated to an on-stage Q&A with the legendary actor-director-producer, Mr Hush-Hush himself after the screening.

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Following on from last year’s successful screenings of Silence of the Lambs, JAWS, Blues Brothers and Reservoir Dogs, Jameson are kicking off the 2013 series of Jameson Cult Film Club screenings with the neo-noir film, LA Confidential. This very special screening promises to transport the audience right back to glamorous Los Angeles in 1953 with its compelling mix of LA history, police corruption and celebrity scandals. LA Confidential features an all-star cast including co-star Kevin Spacey, who attended the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of The Usual Suspects during the 2011 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

The Jameson Cult Film Club events offer movie fans unforgettable screenings of their favourite cult movies held in locations highly relevant to the film’s storyline. Themed special effects and live theatre timed perfectly with the onscreen action will create an electric atmosphere in the venue. Experience this classic the way it was meant to be enjoyed!

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To apply for free tickets to this screening and for all the latest information, please log onto www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie

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To find more details on the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival which takes place from 14th – 24th February, check out www.jdiff.com

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Pete Postlethwaite

The quote from Spielberg about “probably the best actor in the world today” has been doing the rounds today, understandably, as well as Postlethwaite’s good-natured response (he remarked that it sounded like “a beer commercial”), but I think the below quote pretty much sums up my respect for Postlethwaite and his strength as an actor.

There are some moments that work. Pete Postlethwaite, as a big game hunter who flies onto the island with a second wave of dinosaur mercenaries, doesn’t step wrong; he plays a convincing if shallow character, even if he’s called upon to make lengthy speeches in speeding Jeeps, and to utter arty lines about “movable feasts” and having “spent enough time in the company of death.’‘ He alone among the major characters seems convinced that he is on an island with dinosaurs, and not merely in a special-effects movie about them.

Roger Ebert reviews Jurassic Park: The Lost World

It’s not his best role, nor his most notable. However, even then he managed to shine on the screen, and – when I think of him – that’s the quote that comes to mind. His career featured any number of fantastic films (The Usual Suspects, Inception), but he always brought his best – even when the movie probably didn’t deserve it. I won’t go on at length, because far more authoritative and eloquent individuals have already offered their feelings.

Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Non-Review Review: Chinatown

“You may think you know what’s you’re dealing with,” a character warns private detective Jack Gittes at one point during Chinatown“but, believe me, you don’t.” Later on, Gittes confesses to his lover that, when he was a police officer working in Chinatown, his beat consisted of doing “as little as possible”, an anecdote that screenwriter Robert Towne reportedly heard from an officer who had actually served in Chinatown – rather than an officer involving himself in some sort of event that he couldn’t possibly comprehend, the police would actively disengage themselves from the community. That’s the core of the corruption at the heart of Polanski’s film – how little anyone actually knows about what is really happening, and how it’s easy to ignore these things rather than attempting to deal with them.

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