The Harder They Come
London: Island Records, 1972. Collection of three vintage matte-finish studio still photographs from the 1972 film.
Loosely based on the early years of real-life Jamaican outlaw Rhyging, who rose to prominence as a folk hero in the 1940s. Ska and reggae musician Jimmy Cliff's film debut, in which Cliff stars as a young man from rural Jamaica who moves to Kingston with dreams of fame and fortune as a singer, but is waylaid by corrupt record producers and criminal enterprises. One of the first films to feature black Jamaicans speaking Jamaican Patois, and whose soundtrack played a key role in popularizing reggae music worldwide.
Set and shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica.
10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned.
Criterion Collection 83.
Howard, Blaxploitation Cinema, p. 50, 150.
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