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    If I try to think about, I can find thousands of reasons why I like this movie, but only one , it's just beautiful .

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet
    If I try to think about, I can find thousands of reasons why I like this movie, but only one , it's just beautiful .
    It certainly is ... it was filmed in the county where I live!

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    Arguably JL's last great film and Pinter on top form on the screenplay. One BF's triumphs during his brief period in management.

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    Arguably JL's last great film.



    The Romantic Englishwoman and Mr Klein. My two fave Losey's.



    The Go-Between is quite lovely too.

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    With Losey I also do like very much Secret Ceremony(wich I can't find in zone 2..), Boom, The Criminal, The Servant and Accident; but I didn't see -The Romantic....,just heard about...Mr Klein in fact is just too parano�d for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windthrop
    Arguably JL's last great film and Pinter on top form on the screenplay. One BF's triumphs during his brief period in management.
    Hello Windthrop, pardon my "failure", but who(or what) is BF ??....British Foundation ?

    Moonfleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet
    Hello Windthrop, pardon my "failure", but who(or what) is BF ??....British Foundation ?

    Moonfleet.
    Bryan Forbes. Actor, director, producer, writer and briefly a studio head.

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    Hello Batman

    The name of Brian Forbes sounds familiar,but....I don't have my Dictionary of English Cinema under my hand to situate exactly in what films he was involved.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet
    Hello Batman

    The name of Brian Forbes sounds familiar,but....I don't have my Dictionary of English Cinema under my hand to situate exactly in what films he was involved.....
    Here are a couple of links to Bryan ...



    Bryan Forbes



    Bryan Forbes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Wyler
    Arguably JL's last great film.



    The Romantic Englishwoman and Mr Klein. My two fave Losey's.



    The Go-Between is quite lovely too.
    Hey, someone else who likes Losey's "Mr Klein"! It's a film that doesn't get mentioned much in relation to Losey, can't think why, I think it is a very good film and Delon is very good in it.

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    I've just watched this again, it does capture the beauty of a hot summer in the English Countryside. The tone of the film is not a happy one though.

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    I agree, you feel the summer in this film, and the distress of the young messenger, how he is "used" by adults and upperclass fellows......

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    And the love story betwen A.Bates and J.Christie is a great one, it seems H.Pinter and J.Losey had red D.H Lawrence....

    Also M.Cough is a great actor.....

    M.

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    I have always been a fan of Julie Christy and Alan Bates , I love the Eduardian Scene and I suppose in the film there was the direction of Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter. I woud like to know more about the film to be able to say something less stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Luiza
    I have always been a fan of Julie Christy and Alan Bates , I love the Eduardian Scene and I suppose in the film there was the direction of Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter. I woud like to know more about the film to be able to say something less stupid




    Your comment is not stupid. Not at all!

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    Yes, a wonderful evocation of a lost age.

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    This is a very well made and evocative film. I found it disturbing at the time; I couldn't sleep for several nights.



    I was the age of the boy in it when I saw it and it really "got" to me. I still don't really know why. The atmosphere is filled with foreboding, while the setting is very beautful, as is Julie Christie. Her beauty was remarkable. I can still remember Margaret Leighton's face as she discovers the truth about Bates and Christie. It has been more than thirty years since I saw it, and I can still recall the impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimR
    while the setting is very beautful
    Well it would be ..... much of it was filmed here in the lovely county of Norfolk!

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    Often Harold Pinter is a spot-on adapter of a written work, sometimes he's close, and once in a long while he misses the point.



    THE GO-BETWEEN was a long-awaited movie for us, and it nearly made the A rating. The acting is darn good, the filming by Gerry Fisher is triple-A perfect (summer Norfolk to a T!), but there is an emptiness in the story that Losey and his actors could not quite paper over.



    Pardon my growl. Perhaps another few viewings will reveal more, and we'll come to love the movie. But for now I am a bit disappointed.



    Excuse a brief rant: Pinter has let me down before, notably with his pedestrian adaptation of THE HANDMAID'S TALE (filmed in 1990, directed by Volker Schlondorff). The Margaret Atwood novel was chilling, provocative and realistically grim. Pinter's version was tepid bangers 'n mash, compared to Ms Atwood's fiery Vindaloo. Maybe not a good metaphor for a USA story set on the chilly border with Canada ... but that comes to mind.

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    This thread got a great International reply.

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