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Darling (1965)

TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  3 August 1965 (USA)
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

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José Luis de Vilallonga ...
Prince Cesare della Romita (as Jose Luis De Villalonga)
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Alec Prosser-Jones
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Felicity Prosser-Jones
Carlo Palmucci ...
Curzio della Romita
Dante Posani ...
Gino
Umberto Raho ...
Palucci
Marika Rivera ...
Woman
Alex Scott ...
Sean Martin
Ernest Walder ...
Kurt
Brian Wilde ...
Willett
Pauline Yates ...
Estelle Gold
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Storyline

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 <casaise@acm.org>

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Drama | Romance

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3 August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Darling - A Que Amou Demais  »

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Budget:

£400,000 (estimated)
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Hugo Dyson was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He was also a member of the Inklings, a group which included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. However, he often loudly expressed his displeasure when Tolkien read early versions of his stories. He is recorded at one Inkling meeting as saying "Oh, fuck, not another elf!" See more »

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The singing lady in the final scene is clearly wired up and most likely wearing a microphone under her dress. See more »

Quotes

Robert Gold: Now Mr Southgate, you have the reputation of being something of a lone wolf. Is this a protest against the establishment?
Matthew Southgate: 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.
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Existentialist froth but compelling none the less!
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

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?


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