THE TENTH VICTIM
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INTRODUCED BY GEOFFREY O’BRIEN
(1965, Elio Petri) Ursula Andress sports the world’s deadliest bra as she notches her penultimate kill in “The Big Game,” the 21st century’s answer to overpopulation and aggression — kill 10 and you become a millionaire! Next target, a blonde, sunworshipping Marcello Mastroianni, who’s also got one victim to go. Cartoonish, pop art satire from the director of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and based on Robert Sheckley’s 1953 short story “Seventh Victim,” part of a new Sheckley collection published by NYRB Classics. This is the first of our 2013 events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York Review of Books. Introduced by regular contributor Geoffrey O’Brien. Approx. 92 min. Digital.
FREE FACSIMILE COPY OF FIRST ISSUE OF NEW YORK REVEW OF BOOKS
(February 1963) TO FIRST 100 TICKETHOLDERS
"WILDLY SATIRICAL! Petri's Pop/Op cautionary satire contains the essence of 60s audacity in cinema, fashion and politics. The Tenth Victim’s futurism feels only superficially dated because this remains the sexiest, funniest Orwellian film imaginable–a sociological screwball comedy"
– Armond White, CityArts
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