Film for a Friday: Boom

Utter madness. Dying but fabulously wealthy Sissy (Taylor) gets an unexpected visit from poet and possibly jewel thief Chris (Burton), whom the Witch of Capri (no less than Noel Coward) warns is really the Angel of Death. As Cinebeats says, ‘If Losey had been able to successfully mix multiple elements of his earlier films, as well as better manage his actors, the final results of Boom! may have been more rewarding but I personally think it’s one of the director’s most fascinating and inspired efforts.’ See what you think: