Posts Tagged ‘Julie Christie’

The 60s series continues. The latest is FAHRENHEIT 451 (linked). Directed by Françcois Truffaut based on Ray Bradbury’s 1951 novel about a world where books are banned, and burned. Nicholas Roeg was the cinematographer. At that point sci-fi wasn’t considered a serious genre on film, due to shaky SFX. Truffaut got round the issue. Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack and Anton Diffring. Julie Christie seems to excite particular attention in these reviews from gentlemen of my generation. The good news is that she plays both the wife and the girlfriend.

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This one’s an oddity. THE FAST LADY (1963). It’s a really rank romp, or rather a Rank (Organisation) romp that was filmed in 1962, released in 1963, but is a basic 1950s British film comedy template. It’s exactly the opposite of the main body of the 1960s Retrospective reviews. We saw it mainly by chance on TV, and noted it because Julie Christie is in an early starring role. Not recommended viewing, but worth a glance at the review to see why not!

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Three Julie Christie films in a row. Latest in the 60s retrospectives, is DARLING (linked) directed by John Schlesinger 1965. Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. It was highly acclaimed back in 1965 for its view of “swinging London” and was considered ahead of its time. Time however has not been kind.

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Review added of David Lean’s epic, Doctor Zhivago, (FOLLOW LINK) with Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine Chaplin, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham. The 60s retrospective series continues, and will grow larger if we’re all locked down!  It’s always listed as 1965, though it opened on 31st December 1965 in the USA and April 1966 in the UK. It filled screens for over two years, some continuously.


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One of the 60s greats. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD,(Follow link to review)  the 1967 version with Terence Stamp, Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Peter Finch. Directed by John Schlesinger, cinematography by Nicholas Roeg, For period drama, it beats most contenders. The latest in the 60s Films revisited series. That’s the fourth Terence Stamp film in a short time. the series might now divert and follow Julie Christie!


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