The films explored British lives stuck in ruts of post-war hopelessness and looking for a way out: Clayton's Room at the Top (1958) dramatised social climbing in Yorkshire; Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) portrayed a Nottingham machinist determined to escape a life of domestic drudgery; Richardson's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) saw Tom Courtenay, a young bank robber, refusing to play ball with the Borstal authorities; Schlesinger's A Kind of Loving (1962) watched a Mancunian draftsman (Alan Bates) becoming trapped in marriage and domestic ennui".
|Billy & pal (Rodney Bewes, who became a Likely Lad).|
Right: the free dvd of BILLY LIAR given away in a UK newspaper a few years ago ... they were giving away lots of free dvds then !
I saw Julie on stage in an '85 production of Pinter's OLD TIMES and I really wanted her to win the Best Actress Oscar for her 2006 role in AWAY FROM HER, it would have been an amazing win 40+ years after her first win in a leading role ... She may be back with Terence as well if he gets her to co-star in his his proposed WATERLOO SUNSET (as mentioned below...).
We need a Blu-ray of DARLING now, as well as those other essential Julie hits ...