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    Senior Member Country: UK agutterfan's Avatar
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    http://Gates to Paradise http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062461/

    Gates to Paradise/Die Pforten des Paradieses (UK/Germany 1967, premiere 1968) Dir: Andrzej Wajda, starring Lionel Stander, Ferdy Mayne, Mathieu Carri�re, Pauline Challoner, John Fordyce, and Jenny Agutter.

    After years of speculation and fruitless searching I finally discovered this very rare 1967 film Gates to Paradise on youtube. It was shown in London in June 1968, but I don't believe it has ever been shown in this country again (in any format). Due to storage size I've included a link rather than uploaded whole video. This is NOT the full-length English-language version, but the shorter 78 minute German-language version (the film was a British-German coproduction) with English subtitles. Don't know what age certificate it got, but I have watched it all. Some brief semi-nudity (no breasts or sexual organs) but, oddly given the subject matter, it's not suitable for children. Discusses adult themes, e.g. the confusion of human desires for divine ones and impure motives disguised as holy ones. These include the homosexual relationship between a middle-aged man and a teenage boy.

    Jenny Agutter appears around the 10 minute mark and though you can see her throughout film her last major acting scene is 30 mins in. Good picture quality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lI-O0EtRB20
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    Interesting I've got to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agutterfan View Post

    That article describes "Walkabout" as "woefully obscure".

    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by narabdela View Post
    That article describes "Walkabout" as "woefully obscure".

    Really?
    I expect the author is used to the whooshing sound made by the point of films going way over their head

    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: UK agutterfan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by narabdela View Post
    That article describes "Walkabout" as "woefully obscure". Really?
    To be fair to the writer I think they mean the other meaning for obscure as an adjective: not discovered or known about; as they use the word several times with this meaning. This is more familar when used as a verb - i.e. keep from being seen; conceal. I'm sure this is what they mean, as they point out the film has been rarely seen, and I do not believe the film Walkabout has the same cachet in the US. I would probably use the terms overlooked or rarely seen, or even not popularly known.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...03.ZKzrnVJrocY
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