Gregory Peck centenary at the Filmoteca

A man of action, tormented by a bad conscience and determined to do good.

Eldred Gregory Peck, better known as Gregory Peck, was an Oscar-winning classic US film actor. A star from the beginning of his career, Gregory Peck was able to forge a surprisingly homogeneous filmography thanks to his height, his serious, elegant poise and, especially, a restrained style that embodied the most straightforward and fundamental American virtues.

Barcelona’s Filmoteca is hosting a cycle on this man of action, tormented by a bad conscience and determined to do good. He also played the bad guy on occasion, as well as making comedies. It’s a good time to remember his figure through a magnificent documentary and a selection of films that encapsulate his career.

Moby Dick
John Huston . 1956 . VOSE . 116'

Consumed by rage, Captain Ahab has a fixed obsession: to kill the great white whale known as Moby Dick, which had mutilated and disfigured him.

 

The Big Country
William Wyler . 1958 . VOSE . 165'

An almost Shakespearian clash between two families in the American west set to an unforgettable  soundtrack by Jerome Moross.

 

A Conversation with Gregory Peck
Barbara Kopple . 1999 . VOSC . 97'

An intensly personal insight into the private life of a film icon that includes interviews interventions by Martin Scorsese and Lauren Bacall, as well as family recordings and archive material.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird
Robert Mulligan . 1962 . VOSE . 129'

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his interpretation of a Southern lawyer who defends a black man who is accused of raping a white woman.

Yellow Sky
William A. Wellman . 1948 . VOSC . 96'

One of Wellman’s great westerns, with a magnificent screenplay by Lamar Trotti, cinematography by Joe McDonald, and interpreted by an effective cast of actors including a young Richard Widmark in his fourth film appearance.

 

Designing Woman
Vincente Minnelli . 1957 . VOSE . 118'

A hilarious comedy on the war of the sexes – embodied here by the mismatched matrimony between a fashion designer and a sports journalist.

 

Gregory Peck Centenary at the Filmoteca

When: 17 to 27 de March.
Where: Filmoteca.
Price: Varies depending on session.
Further information available here.

 

Publication date: Friday, 25 March 2016
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