A Kick in the Head – The Lure of Las Vegas

March 6, 2010

Feature length documentary for BBC2 on the art, architecture, history and meaning of this dream city, sin city, a mirage in the desert.

Las Vegas is a film set in its own right, a piece of pop art, an outdoor museum of American culture. What is the story behind the neon lights and fantastical buildings? How was it first settled? What will its future be in these tough times?
Alan Yentob takes a mob tour and talks to producers and performers about the golden days when Sinatra and Dino held the stage, and the wise guys called the shots.

“… a terrific portrait of the place: part history,
part art history, part psychoanalysis.”
The Guardian

“absorbing, surprising documentary”
The Telegraph



Executive Producer Janet Lee
Producer/Director Jill Nicholls
Researcher Luke McMahon
Film Editor Allen Charlton