Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »
An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of ... See full summary »
The Oxford professor of philosophy Stephen has two favorite pupils, the athletic aristocrat William and the Austrian Anna von Graz. Stephen is a frustrated man, with a negligent wife, ... See full summary »
In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »
Young, attractive and vivacious, model Diana Scott is firmly decided to become rich and famous as well. To succeed, she does not hesitate to take bold steps. After a while, she literally strikes gold: she meets Robert Gold, a well-known TV journalist, who not only introduces her into new social and professional circles, but also abandons his family to live with her. Diana seems to have happily combined success and love. However, in those roaring sixties, others are ready to offer her even more money, fame, and, seemingly, fun than Robert can... Written by
Eduardo Casais <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Diana mounts the motorbike the night after Prince Cesare's proposal, her purse is on her right hand, but from overlooking shot it's on her left. See more »
Now Mr Southgate, you have the reputation of being something of a lone wolf. Is this a protest against the establishment?
It is true, I have always preferred to be a mouse that walked by itself rather than a member of a group of literary lions; always licking each other, washing each other behind the ears. And biting each other. And as you know, they're behind bars, in a cultural zoo.
See more »
Existentialist froth but compelling none the less!
Julie Christie gives a raw, jagged performance as Diana Scott, a free-wheeling model/actress/whatever whose bedhopping exploits among the upper British classes cause her own self-destruction.
Quick zooms, freeze frames, and stop-motion effects aside, Darling holds up just as well as the other international hit about immoral behavior among the rich and semi-famous (La Dolce Vita) and makes a nice beginning for director John Schlesinger's adult trilogy. (Midnight Cowboy and Sunday Bloody Sunday followed.)
The film is a fascinating time capsule and Christie's wonderfully expressive eyes, the handsome Dirk Bogarde's masterful underplaying, and Laurence Harvey's cold sexuality make Darling a swinging '60's classic that still packs a cynical punch and is yet another example of a fine lost film that's almost unavailable in any format. DVD please?
17 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?