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Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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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 alfiehitchie

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A willful passionate girl and...the three men who want her! See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »
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18 October 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lejos del mundanal ruido  »

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prunella Ransome receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

As Terence Stamp applies makeup for his circus act, an edit shows the half-finished lines drawn on his face, but the subsequent shot shows him applying the lines that were previously there already. See more »

Quotes

Boy practicing prayer on way to church walking near Bathsheba as she is waking up in the woods.: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness. And put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life... Author: The Revd Dr Peter Toon, The Book of the Common Prayer 1549. For the four weeks of Advent.
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Connections

Referenced in Big Screen Britain: Far from the Madding Crowd (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Can-Can
(1858) (uncredited)
from "Orphée aux enfers"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Played by the band at the circus
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An excellent story about relationship choices we make in life.
9 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1968 when I was 14 as an assignment for school. The other day I saw it again late one Saturday night on my local PBS station. I remembered how entranced I was in the mood and the music, and that was still the same now. The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe as best picture(drama) and it won for best score.

But after living for 30 years I really see it as a great story about the relationship choices we make in life. It really made me reflect on my own choices in life.

The main character is played by Julie Christy age 26, who is the owner of a sheep farm in England. She is very beautiful and more than one man is in love with her. I won't say which man she marries but even after the movie was over I felt perplexed as to any one right outcome. That we all make choices at different times in our lives and sometimes the reasons are the same and sometimes they are different. Sometimes we make emotional choices and sometimes intellectual ones. But they are all choices we have to live with.


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