I am not one of those “movie people” who can expound at length about the genius of Kinji Fukasaku.
Inexplicably, he also directed several episodes of Space: 1999, arguably the worst science fiction television series ever produced.
But perhaps I write that from the perspective of a disappointed 9 year old (which is how old I was when the series first aired); one website, in discussing the series, says:
In retrospect the series seems to a great extent to reflect the contemporary development of continental philosophy, illustrating in a fascinating manner central ideas and dictums elaborated by Adorno, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva, Lyotard and so on.
Who am I to argue with that?
In any case, if you’ve never seen The Lavender Hill Mob, you should: it’s an excellent picture with a great cast.
Hepburn is in The Lavender Hill Mob too, although it’s only for a few seconds, right at the very beginning.
Must go now, before I do begin to sing the praises of Fukasaku.