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Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence. Written by
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This is a brilliant film from beginning to end and Julie Christie delivers one of the great female performances in movies. She is enchanting and utterly charming dominating every scene she's in because she is just so incredibly beautiful. Her three male co-stars, however, shine just as well and it's difficult to say which one is the best because they are all so good. It's the director, of course, who is responsible for creating this incredible ensemble of acting and John Schlesinger is one of the great directors who reigns at the peak of his field. But ultimately the film belongs to Julie Christie who is in virtually every scene. The promise she showed in Darling for which she won the Oscar is more than demonstrated here where she is so great she can only be compared with Garbo, Hepburn, Crawford or Davis. I am a Julie Christie fan forever.
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