It is an absolute crime that this film is so unavailable. Но докога това ще остане наистина тайна? I loved the scenes going from past to present, and the acting and sets, costumes, outdoor scenes, were all top notch! Pinter's script is a contained explosion of drama, especially at the suspenseful climactic moments. First, the non usa format was not an issue for me since my player will play all formats correctly. It focuses on the tragedy of the expendable man and questions the moral license of those who claim the right to play with his life. It's one of the great art films, with a script from Harold Pinter and a score from Michel Legrand. Lazarev is not executed but instead he is given a chance to prove his loyalty. Michel Legrand's music swirls with his famous cycles of half-diminished chords, portending dread and death.
Shame about the awful music. . He'd have done better just telling the story as it unfolds. Too bad he is no longer with us. There are others of this genre that are also worth watching - The Shooting Party comes to mind.
But this is one of three collaborations between Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter, exploring the social mores and customs that are so much part of English social culture. Based on the stories by Yury German. Тя отрупва Лео с внимание - купува му нов костюм, води го със себе си на разходки и. But the movie is very engrossing. Dominic Guard plays the wide-eyed young enabler of the title to a class-bound pair of lovers during a hot Edwardian summer, with disatrous results. Dark and suggestive, it's a beautiful story of love and foreboding. Cinematography also failed to capture the lushness of the hot country summer setting.
Lazarev proves himself a hero. Michael Redgrave's time-shifted fast-forwards are shattering as we see starkly the effects of his emotional enchainment. I though she did well here and Bates was always a treat to watch. Good to watch several times, some of the action needs to be mulled over, and watched again to decide exactly what all the answers are. I hadn't seen the film since the seventies. Alan Bates is particularly striking in the film, and of course Julie Christie is wonderful. A sort of coming of age story gone wrong, it is unforgettable.
The theme is that of loss. I don't think you'll be disappointed in this vintage film from the other side of the pond. I really wish the Criterion folks would get on this one. This is a classic movie that should be seen and presented more often. I thought the quality of the movie was pretty good, but I have to admit it was not widescreen, which was surprising. The time of the story is in two periods: before World War I and much later after the war. Acting by the entire cast of this movie was rather sub-par and disappointing considering the caliber of the actors in it.
He falls for a bad case of puppy love for the beautiful elder daughter, who involves him in her secret affair with a handsome tenant farmer. Though I like the base storyline, the whole entire story depicted in this film seems to be somewhat evasive, out of focus, and didn't make a clear point of the theme. Downtown Abbey, et al are very pale and trivial pastiche in comparison. The non-linearity of the story-telling immediately held me. I think Losey got the flash forward wrong. I seem to remember this got the palm D'or at Cannes. Near the end of his life the character attempts self-reconciliation by returning to the scene.
The Young Edward Fox hasn't a lot to do but was also perfect in his character. And should be considered a classic of the form. През 1900 година, последната от викторианската епоха, Лео става на 13, поканен е да гостува в имението на богатия си съученик Маркъс и се влюбва в двадесет и няколко годишната му сестра Мариан, красавица, сгодена за привлекателен виконт. Losey's direction pulses with rhythm and grace. I saw this film when it first appeared.
Highly recommended if you like stories with plot, dialogue and a point of view. It has its limitations: Of its time. The Go-Between The Go-Between is a 1971 English Film stars Julie Christie , John Heyman , Joseph Losey , Harold Pinter , L. This movie bears watching over again and also is great for your keeper movies. Not sure seeing the aftermath 50 years later adds much except to reinforce how uncongenial Julie Christie's character actually is. Thus loss of youth, illusions, and the fulfillment of personal emotional achievement.
Read the book, and loved the movie. It is interesting to see the lives and activities of the wealthy in the 1800s, and the morals too, of course. The film is full of bitter unrelenting observation of human nature combining a brilliant study of characters with a deep insight into relationships between people. He has to go back to the Nazi controlled railway station where everyone knows him and to hijack a train with food supplies. Alana Bates was always one of my favorites. In Russian cinematic history this film stands out as one of the high points in projecting the truth about war on screen.
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