Rodent control

What was the color of the 1970s? Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher looks at the same period represented in such sunny fashion by Almost Famous, a concurrent release. But its setting is grim Glasgow council flats afflicted by a long-running dustmen's strike: a landscape of piled-high garbage, brackish canals, and the skittering rodents of the title. According to director of photography Alwin Kuchler, "We were hoping for a hot summer, so you would feel that emanation of rubbish and heat and smell. But

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