Darling

Darling

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Director: John Schlesinger

Cast: John Schlesinger, Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

     
 

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Julie Christie won an Academy Award for her performance in this influential British drama, which gets a simple, but sound, presentation for its North American DVD release. Darling has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with optionalSee more details below

Overview

Julie Christie won an Academy Award for her performance in this influential British drama, which gets a simple, but sound, presentation for its North American DVD release. Darling has been given a letterboxed transfer in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. The picture's original theatrical trailer has been included as a bonus.

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Few films provided more accurate commentary on London's Swinging Sixties than Darling: manifesting the era's amoral, carefree hedonism in its title character, the film is a satirical stab at a time and place too often padded by the forgiving dementia of nostalgia. Under the direction of John Schlesinger, the film skewers social values and any number of social types, from BBC intellectuals to empty-headed socialites to fashion world sycophants. A sly and witty two-hour dissection of what was wrong with contemporary England, Darling found its perfect case in point in Julie Christie's titular model. Alluring but shallow, vivacious but fickle, Christie's Darling is anything but a darling, providing both a central metaphor and a lightning rod for the film's ongoing ironic commentary. The fact that Christie won an Oscar for her disturbing portrayal points to her effectiveness as an actress and the resounding chord that her character struck among viewers and critics. Social satire had rarely come in a more photogenic package and was thus all the more devastating. Although centered on a distinct era and setting, Darling's satire remains as fresh and eviscerating as it was in 1965: how many viewers can fail to recognize the hypocrisies that continue to mark modern life? Timeless on almost any level, Darling is both a glorious indictment and a calculating documentation of an unforgettable time and place.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2003
UPC:
0027616899545
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:07:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English, French, and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Christie Diana Scott
Dirk Bogarde Robert Gold
Laurence Harvey Miles Brand
Roland Curram Malcolm
José-Luis de Villalonga Prince Cesare
Basil Henson Alec Prosser-Jones
Helen Lindsay Felicity Prosser-Jones
Hugo Dixon Matthew Southgate
John Heller Gerhard
Angus MacKay Ivor Dawlish
Irene Richmond Mrs. Glass
Ernst Walder Kurt
Sidonie Bond Gillian
Margaret Gordon Helen Dawlish
Carlo Palmucci Curzio
Dante Posani Gino
Umberto Raho Palucci
Marika Rivera Woman
Alex Scott Sean Martin
Brian Wilde Willett
Pauline Yates Estelle Gold
Peter Bayliss Lord Grant
Richard Bidlake Rupert Crabtree
Annette Carell Billie Castiglione
Jean Claudio Raoul Maxim
Georgina Cookson Carlotta Hale
James Cossins Basildon
Tyler Butterworth William Presser-Jones
Lydia Sherwood Lady Brentwood
Lucille Soong Allie
Ann Firbank Sybil

Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director
Miriam Brickman Casting
Jim Clark Editor
Johnny Dankworth Score Composer
David Ffolkes Set Decoration/Design
Kip Gowans Asst. Director
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
John Harris Camera Operator
Ken Higgins Cinematographer
Joseph Janni Producer
Bob Lawrence Makeup
Victor Lyndon Associate Producer
Frederic Raphael Screenwriter
Ray Simm Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/"My Story" [5:02]
2. Nothing Deliberate [4:20]
3. Maturity in Adultery [8:10]
4. A Diplomatic Reception [7:40]
5. Charitable High Society [10:15]
6. Becoming Jacqueline [3:07]
7. Temporary Pregnancy [5:27]
8. Family Bliss & Boredom [6:40]
9. "Nice Mistake!" [5:44]
10. Paris for Fun [8:25]
11. Not to Hurt Robert [4:31]
12. Whores in Taxis [3:30]
13. The Happiness Girl [7:18]
14. That Fairy-Tale Family [5:42]
15. Capri Sexcapades [7:32]
16. A Princely Proposal [5:25]
17. "Amuse Me!" - "Get Out!" [6:07]
18. Nothing Left but Marriage [3:32]
19. The Lonely Princess [8:20]
20. Still a Couple? [10:21]

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