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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


The Night Of The hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

When I worked at The Gate cinema it was on TV and I remember going into work the next day and everyone talking about it. It was one of those films I'd never heard of when I sat down to watch it and it blew me away. I've seen it countless times since and been to the cinema to see it. It's the fairytale element, the choice of shots, the atmosphere, the soundtrack again. Like Badlands, I think it feels like its made with a very childlike perspective, even though the protagonist is an adult. You can pick any scene and the stylised elements never detract from the horror of the story.