Movie Diary 12/21/2008

Juggernaut (Richard Lester, 1974). A disaster movie on a small scale, despite the use of an ocean liner and, well, an ocean. This is the Lester movie that reminds me most of a Kubrick picture, especially compositionally, and it is refreshingly without nonsense (especially when compared to other disaster movies of the era). Lester should’ve made a dozen more like this — non-Earth-shakers, but top-notch — in his foreshortened career.