Danger! Daring! Disaster! ‘The Art of the Heist’ looks at one of cinema’s most beloved crime subgenres – the Heist film. A seductive mix of gangster cool and cerebral ingenuity, the Heist film brings together a crafty ensemble of experts, a high stakes plan and the lure of the ultimate reward. Features classics The Asphalt Jungle 1950, directed by John Huston, and Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle) 1970, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, alongside contemporary retellings such as Steve McQueen’s women-led caper Widows 2018.
Image one: Production still from Reservoir Dogs 1992 / Dir: Quentin Tarantino / Image courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment.
Image two: Production still from The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 / Dir: Norman Jewison / Image courtesy: Park Circus.
Image three: Production still from Bottle Rocket 1996 / Dir: Wes Anderson / Image courtesy: Park Circus.
Image four: Production still from To Catch a Thief 1955 / Director: Alfred Hitchcock / Image courtesy: Paramount Pictures.