Carmen Jones

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Carmen Jones

Series curator Tayler Montague will introduce the 7pm screening on February 20.

At an all-Black army camp, civilian parachute maker and “hot bundle” Carmen Jones is desired by many of the men. Naturally, she wants Joe, an engaged man who is about to go into pilot training for the Korean War. Going after him, she succeeds only in getting him into the stockade. While she awaits his release, trouble looms for both of them. Adapted from the musical of the same name, which was in turn an adaptation of Bizet’s opera Carmen.

"Preminger directs with a deft touch, blending the comedy and tragedy easily and building his scenes to some suspenseful heights. He gets fine performances from the cast toppers, notably Dorothy Dandridge, a sultry Carmen whose performance maintains the right hedonistic note throughout."
Variety Staff, Variety
"Preminger strips the musical of all excess and frills. He creates an austere, depoeticized, anti-lyrical world in which nothing obstructs his camera's detached recording of the action."
Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

This film is part of the His Song: A Harry Belafonte Retrospective series.

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