Posts Tagged ‘Edith Evans’

Review of the 1964 film THE CHALK GARDEN. Starring Hayley Mills, Deborah Kerr, Edith Evans, John Mills, Felix Aymler, Elizabeth Sellars. This was a film version of the popular stage play from 8 years earlier which was described as the last and best of the drawing room comedy-thriller genre. The film loses most of the comedy. The stage play has been revived and as well as an overview of the film, there is a comparison between stage play (at Chichester in 2018) and the film, and on acting styles in general.


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Review of Tom Jones from 1963, directed by Tony Richardson. It was one of the most influential Sixties films, even though it takes place in 1745. Adapted by John Osborne from Henry Fieldings 18th century novel. It was a romp, it was  a film that won so many awards. Albert Finney as Tom Jones with Susannah York, David Warner, Joyce Redman, Hugh Griffiths, Julian Glover. Definitely one to revisit.


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