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Red Riding: 1974 (2009) Movie Information

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Julian Jarrold


Andrew Garfield
David Morrissey
John Henshaw
Anthony Flanagan
Warren Clarke
Jennifer Hennessy





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Note: this review incorporates the other two films (1980,1983) in what is a trilogy.

Any reservations I had about this trilogy were ultimately scuppered by the thrill of seeing a cross between Klute and The Parallax View set in Yorkshire. The look from the titular year is certainly there thanks to some grainy 16mm but unlike the mediocre Life On Mars, it doesnít get too hung up on period detail. Thereís also an absence of tunes constantly reminding you that you that itís 1974, though it was nice to hear Anne Peebles in the snooker club. As with his novel The Dammed, David Peace uses a blend of fact and fiction, a kind of imagined history that takes in police corruption, press collusion and a milieu that paved the way for the Yorskshire Ripper. Sean Bean excels as Mr Big and Rebecca Ha...

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