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Let's Drift: John Maclean's Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Mat Colegate , July 3rd, 2015 06:51

As his debut feature Slow West hits the cinemas, John Maclean - former Beta Band member turned director - takes time out to reveal his 13 favourite films to The Quietus


Rififi (Jules Dassin, 1955)

This was a big influence on my previous short film, Pitch Black Heist. Again, it's one of those films I bought at Fopp when I was watching as many noir films as I could. It's stuck with me ever since I first saw it and I've watched it multiple times. It captures the French New Wave but is still an action film. It never slips into pretension even though it has a half hour silence in the middle of it. It's amazing.