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Edit Storyline Plot unknown. Edit Did You Know? But there is a frankness to the filming that belies the at first entertaining and largely fictional subject. And unlike the earlier neo-real innovators "Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner" etc. The filming gives these seemingly flighty, alternately glib and sad events a somberness they need.
Director John Schlesinger was a British New Wave upstart, and would later do the American masterpiece "Midnight Cowboy," which might be said to have the same mixture of inventive fiction and believable raw realism. Diana is a superficial woman who cashes in on her good looks and fun temperament, and her many men never seem to mind at first. She leads, but she also get towed along, falling in love, never seeming to be quite as happy as she should.
Indeed, the movie begins with her explaining through a voice-over her inner yearning for what matters in life, since it's so hard to otherwise tell. Toward the end, in Italy after England and France had been exhausted , she says to her newest man, "If I could just feel complete.
But then, in the next scenes, she's having fun again, telling lies and losing her bearings. Christie is a marvel, really, even though you might just say she's playing herself though not acting out the events in her life, we hope.
This is her breakout film along with her next film, "Dr. Zhivago" , and she really does typify the Mod English girl, fresh and carefree. There is even a very brief nude shot, from behind, that is a sign of mids liberation in both life and in filmmaking.
Dirk Bogarde is certainly excellent, too, and subtle, and indeed the whole cast is first rate, maybe because everyone is playing their contemporary selves with fictional names. So the movie is terrific, even if it sometimes seems to keep meandering through the paces over the whole two hours. It wraps you in its world. Inevitably the outcome is as somber as the greys of the filming. What else would happen to someone who can't find love, or happiness, or meaning? It's impossible to really feel complete, as a person, if you search outside yourself too much, and hers is a superficial world of her own making, Diana is a superficial woman with lots of unexplored depth.
The writing here is totally first rate, the filming is first rate, the editing and pace first rate. It's simply a well made movie about a contemporary dilemma. Diana's apparent sexual freedom is laden with that old convention of marriage which she early on wisely says she doesn't want and so some extent she can be a freewheeling young woman partly because she is always taken care of, and increasingly so. An interesting take on whether this is an accurate picture at all of the times is in this short apolitical article: www.
This movie ranks, for me, almost up there with "Alfie" and "Georgie Girl" two of my favorites as a look at the times in England. Honest, sometimes disturbing, and artistically considered.
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