• 15 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017

    Film for Thought: Wednesday, 15th Nov ’17 at 6.30 pm – Screening of ‘Duel’ at Sunaparanta

    This Wednesday, 15th November ’17 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Duel’ at Sunaparanta amphitheatre.

    Film: Duel 

    Directed By: Steven Spielberg

    Starring: Dennis Weaver

    Run Time: 85 mins

    Steven Spielberg's "Hitchcockian" debut film is an action-suspense masterpiece of economy and tension, full of his signature ideas and themes that would make him one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

    Mild-mannered businessman Dennis Weaver is stalked, threatened, haunted, and harassed by the mysterious and unseen driver of a greasy oil truck on a country road.  The entire film is one long chase sequence with Weaver trying to avoid death at the hands of a brutal, senseless, killing machine.

    The film has gone on to inspire several films like Spielberg's own "Jaws", "No Country For Old Men" and the recent Argentinian classic "Wild Tales".

    NOTE: (For those interested)  The screening will be followed by a 32 minute "making of" featurette, where Spielberg discusses the making of DUEL at length - its themes, the production process and the film's impact on his career.