This week saw the release of UK writer/director J Blakeson’s debut feature, the kidnapping thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed. To accompany of it, we’ll be dredging up two very different stories of abduction and disappearance: the first, 1996’s Ransom, stars the handsome and polite Mel Gibson as an airline tycoon whose son is nabbed by an ambitious gang of ubiquitous character actors; the second, 1982’s Missing, which chronicles the real-life story of an idealistic writer who disappears in coup-era Chile, prompting his wife and father, played by Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon, to try and track him down.
Disappears – Lux
The Black Keys – She’s Long Gone
Augie March – Watch Me Disappear