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  • U
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1967
  • 168 mins

Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

About

John Schlesinger's handsome takes on Thomas Hardy's novel about the profound effect a beautiful and liberated woman has on three men in 19th Century Wessex. The director elevates the film above the level of ordinary literary adaptations by not being totally in awe of his source, managing to take its themes and add knowing nods to his contemporary audience. It helps that he employs such an iconic cast.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Alan Bates, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Fiona Walker, Prunella Ransome, Julie Christie
  • Director: John Schlesinger
  • Writer: Frederic Raphael
  • Producer: Joseph Janni
  • Photographer: Nicolas Roeg

In a nutshell

Finch, Bates, Stamp and particularly Christie are all mesmerising, while Nic Roeg's cinematography and the outdoor settings are breathtaking.

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