Posts Tagged ‘Harold Pinter’

We move on in the 60s series to another Dirk Bogarde film, Accident (1967). LINKED. One of the three influential Joseph Losey / Harold Pinter collaborations, it co-stars Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard and Michael York. Harold Pinter pops in for a cameo. The quality of script and performance stands out, though it’s low key, more TV series by modern standards.


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Back to my 1960s films revisited series. The Rise & Rise of Michael Rimmer (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW) was filmed in 1969, and released in 1970. It stars Peter Cook as the manipulative political pollster who takes over the country and decides to govern by referendum. Yes, that’s why it’s being quoted fifty years later. The comedy is laden with the cream of British comic actors … John Cleese, Arthur Lowe and many others. The review (obviously) mentions Brexit.

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Review of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker at The Old Vic Theatre. This production features Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay. One of the most influential plays of the 20th Century. See the review for a novel “theory” about the play.



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Review of The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, directed by Jamie Lloyd at Trafalgar Studios. With Ron Cook, Sam Allen, John Simm, Gary Kemp, Gemma Chan, Keith Allen, John Macmillan. Great cast, great reviews … but we found the intrinsic play dated in spite of a fine production.


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