It's a British cinema classic that took over twenty years to be recognised for its impact on the public and critics alike. Regularly voted as one of the greatest British films ever released, 'Get Carter' tells the tale of a London gangster seeking revenge in an area he thought he had left for good, the heady Northern city of Newcastle. Warned to stay away by his London employers, his quest for vengeance and a belated sense of righting wrong was too much of a draw to avoid. Fueled by ambiguity, revenge and unanswered questions, Jack heads north for a final showdown with his family, old friends and enemies.
An intentionally perverse and grim film, and with Mike Hodges at the helm for his breakthrough directorial film, we see a side of Newcastle life now virtually unrecognisable. Real life local settings and people were used heavily in the film, adding to the realism and starkness the film presents. Whilst we only now appreciate the film for what it brought to our screens and conscious, many things have changed in the time in between. So, welcome to the website that is everything Jack Carter.
As we all know, without the original Jack’s Return Home book we would never have had the film that we all know and love. The book was only made possible as it was written by a mercurial author called Ted … Read More
Some excellent pre-Christmas news for all those Get Carter fans who are looking for a good book over the winter. It looks like we have, at last, a strong, definitive look at the life of Ted Lewis – the author … Read More
Word has reached us that famed Get Carter director, Mike Hodges, is currently crowdsourcing funding for three new novels that he has written. The three noir novellas, titled Bait, Security and Grist explore various themes and include all you would expect … Read More
Many fans of ‘Get Carter’ will be well aware of Chris Phipps, who has done a lot to promote and research the film history of the Nort East. As you can imagine, a lot of this focusses on ‘Get Carter’ … Read More
As we all know, the film ‘Get Carter’ was based on Ted Lewis’s eponymous novel ‘Jack’s Return Home’. But did you know that the novel itself is loosely connected to a similar, real-life story that happened in the North-East only … Read More
The Newcastle Chronicle has an excellent new article on the Brutalist buildings that Owen Luder designed for Newcastle Upon Tyne. Naturally, it includes some information and great pictures of the famous Get Carter car park. It’s an interesting read and … Read More