12. The Harder They Come (1972)

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By Bled, Pawel, and Thomas and Surprisingly Criterion. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

“You guys up for some reggae tonight?” We watched the first feature film made in Jamaica, starring reggae star Jimmy Cliff, and featuring one of the best soundtracks we’ve covered thus far.

Bonus Material: Klive Walker’s essay: How The Harder They Come created Jamaican cinema

Ulrick Casamir’s essay: A question of audience: revisiting Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come

Perry Henzell’s obituary from 2006

Criterion Listing: The Harder They Come

Music: “The Endless Scroll” by Absolutely Free courtesy of Idée Fixe Records and Arts & Crafts Music Inc.

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