Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sneak Peek Julie Christie: "Far From The Madding Crowd"...

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"Far from the Madding Crowd" is a 1967 feature film directed by John Schlesinger, adapted from the book of the same name by author Thomas Hardy.

It was Schlesinger's fourth film and marked a stylistic shift away from his earlier works, with cinematography by Nicolas Roeg and music by Richard Rodney Bennett.

The film was nominated for one Oscar for best Original music score and two BAFTA's, Best British Cinematography (Colour) and Best British Costume (Colour).

Set in the rural 'West Country' in Victorian England, the story follows 'Bathsheba Everdene' (Julie Christie), a headstrong woman who inherits her uncle's farm and decides to manage it herself, engendering disapproval from the local farming community.

Three suitors that want to help her include luckless shepherd 'Gabriel Oak' (Alan Bates), lonely farmer 'William Boldwood' (Peter Finch) and faithless 'Dragoon', 'Sergeant Francis Troy' (Terence Stamp).

The film is faithful to the book, lensed on location in Dorset and Wiltshire...