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Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  September 1981 (UK)
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'D'
Christopher Guard ...
Gerald
Leonie Mellinger ...
Emily Mary Cartwright
Debbie Hutchings ...
June
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Victorian Father
Pat Keen ...
Victorian Mother
Georgina Griffiths ...
Victorian Emily
Christopher Tsangarides ...
Victorian Son
Mark Dignam ...
Newsvendor
Alison Dowling ...
Janet White
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Prof. White
Rowena Cooper ...
Mrs. White
Barbara Hicks ...
Woman on Waste Ground
John Comer ...
Man Delivering Emily
Adrienne Byrne ...
Maureen
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'D' is a chronicler of a society in chaos, who looks down on the marauding gangs, and rubbish-strewn streets from the fortress prison of her flat. Buffeted by inner dreams and longings, D finds an alternative world by stepping through the wall of her flat, like Alice through the Looking Glass. Here it is Victorian England, the bosom of an unsettled family, harbingers, perhaps, of the decay to come. She flits between the two sides of her double life, always observing, never participating, and watches as her protégé, Emily, becomes involved with vagrants' leader Gerald and their efforts to control the violent scavengers fail. Written by alfiehitchie

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The film was made and released about seven years after its source novel of the same name by Doris Lessing was first published in 1974. See more »

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Quintessential 60's Star in Descent
8 May 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw this dud in London when I was heading East in '82. It was the worst kind of cinematic torture. One of the most pretentious and boring things I've seen. The radiant Julie Christie looking as drab as your auntie Eyesore. She had just turned down a million bucks to star in "The Greek Tycoon". Then she comes up with this piece of aimless drivel. To my mind it marked the downward turn in her career. Instead of showing the film world she was still a player (post Beatty), she drops out and bombs doing it. Can't understand how this tripe has made it to DVD. There are a bunch of good Christie films that warrant the medium: "Darling", "Far From The Madding Crowd", "Petulia", "The Go-Between", "McCabe & Mrs. Miller", "Don't Look Now", or her personal triumph in "Afterglow". Want obscure? What about the underrated "Return of The Soldier", "Heat and Dust" or "The Railway Station Man". Talk about getting it wrong! I expect the next one out of her's will be "In Search of Gregory". At least Criterion is offering "Billy Liar". It's good - check it out. Avoid "Memoirs of a Survivor".


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