Alien clings on like an immortal limpet on the escape shuttle of cinematic history. It returns again and again whether in successful sequels or newly minted, as now in 4K glory for cinematic release.
If you know the Dylan Thomas poem from which That Good Night takes its title, it’s no spoiler to tell you that it is about a man dying.
At a special memorial event on Sunday 25 June, BFI CEO Amanda Nevill announced that BFI Southbank will host a film and television season dedicated to BFI Fellow Sir John Hurt, who died in January.
Issuing from a time before gay sexual identities were set in stone, culturally speaking, The Naked Civil Servant’s restrained and nuanced approach to its larger-than-life hero has aged well, offering today a tightly drawn perspective on gay culture back then.