Melvin Lind

Highlighted works

  • Local Hero

    Local Hero

    In Bill Forsyth’s wry culture-clash comedy a Texas oil executive falls for the charms of the Scottish village he’s supposed to be buying up.

  • Monty Python's Life of Brian

    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    With brilliant gags and robust production values, the legendary comic troupe riff on the life of Christ to satirise religious faith.

  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    The Northern Irish Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue, as an IRA gunman befriends the girlfriend of an abducted soldier.

  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics seemed to herald a new highpoint in British cinema.

  • Hope and Glory

    Hope and Glory

    Drawing on his own memories, writer-director John Boorman shows us a suburban family’s experience of World War II through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    An East End underworld boss faces his greatest ever challenge in John MacKenzie’s iconic thriller, featuring a tour-de-force performance from Bob Hoskins.

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    A reluctant Ellen Ripley is persuaded to venture back into outer space in search of marauding aliens, this time accompanied by a crack military team.

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