Young, attractive and vivacious, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) 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 (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a well-known television 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
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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 »
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The original UK cinema version was cut by the the BBFC to remove shots of a man wearing a woman's corset and to heavily shorten a scene at a party in Paris where guests watch a couple making love on a hotel bed (the scene was edited to end the scene before the male partner appears). Video versions featured the same print though the cuts were later found and restored for the 2007 Optimum DVD release. See more »
To see this 60's landmark film is quite something. In many ways could be considered a period piece and at the same time it could have been conceived yesterday. Julie Christie's performance is the insurance "Darling" has to ensure its powerful sailing through the years into the forever ever. She is extraordinary! Schlesinger lets himself be guided by something other than his British restrain and fear of sentimentality here. He is tough and poetic telling us the story of Diana Scott (could had been Lady Diana Spencer to a T) with understanding and compassion but without trying to make her a sympathetic character. Julie Christie takes care of that in what, time will tell, in fact is already telling us, one of the best performances on film, ever.
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