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 part of the ongoing Criterion Reflections series, the series has come to 1971 and this week they have covered Get Carter. Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion... Read More
The Ted Lewis group continue their excellent appreciation of the author and his finest work by announcing their events for 2020. As we are approaching the 50th year of the anniversary of the film’s release and the 80th birthday... Read More
The ever useful Modculture website has alerted me to the fact that a brand new 3CD reissue of the Get Carter soundtrack is being released this month. It looks like it contains new tracks that haven’t ever been released... Read More
The Newcastle Chronicle has just published an article that includes a video of the last few hours of the infamous Gateshead Trinity car park and what it looked like internally just before it was torn down. It really does... Read More
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... 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... Read More