When the lovers are finally discovered their affair is ended. The Washington Post, Times Herald 15 July 1970: B5. You can Watch Now or Download the video to a , except for Pay-Per-View videos. I always find Margaret Leighton chilling, and Julie Christie is a bit hard. Left permanently emotionally damaged by events Leo has to act as go-between once more fifty years later. Gauche and anxious to please, Leo is slowly and unwittingly drawn into a web of deceit as Marian pursues an illicit and passionate affair with tenant farmer Ted Burgess, a man of much inferior social position whom she can never marry. As for comparison with the book,the film is more faithful than most films from books.
This is a classic movie that should be seen and presented more often. As one man put it, who would be interested in a bit of Edwardian nostalgia? Marian and Ted befriend the lonely and easily influenced Leo and use him to carry secret messages between them. Thus loss of youth, illusions, and the fulfillment of personal emotional achievement. P Hartley book for A-level English. Downtown Abbey, et al are very pale and trivial pastiche in comparison. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on It has its limitations: Of its time.
Of these only the last was not made. I thought the quality of the movie was pretty good, but I have to admit it was not widescreen, which was surprising. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. I seem to remember this got the palm D'or at Cannes. Leo is instantly enthralled by Marcus's family, and most especially his beautiful and wilful older sister Marian. The clues are there but never spelled out. They were the first western films to be released in China for two decades.
If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order. I first saw this when it came out in 1970. Show less Role Contributor Old Leo Jim Broadbent Leo Jack Hollington Marcus Maudsley Samuel Joslin Butler Tim McMullan Marian Maudsley Joanna Vanderham Mrs Maudsley Lesley Manville Denys Maudsley Jack Cutmore-Scott Julia Emily Laing Ted Burgess Ben Batt Hugh Trimingham Stephen Campbell Moore Old Marian Vanessa Redgrave Boy Treble Nicholas Evans Writer Adrian Hodges Producer Claire Bennett Director Pete Travis Executive Producer Susan Hogg Executive Producer Adrian Hodges. It is certainly not a romantic or sentimental piece. The Films of Harold Pinter. The theme is that of loss. The film was shot at , and in Norfolk.
One of the most influential British novels of the 20th century, The Go-Between is a story of forbidden love, Edwardian strictures, betrayal and tragic naivety. Though I like the base storyline, the whole entire story depicted in this film seems to be somewhat evasive, out of focus, and didn't make a clear point of the theme. Left to entertain himself, Leo befriends Marcus's beautiful elder sister Marian Maudsley , and finds himself a messenger, carrying messages between her and a neighbour, Ted Burgess , with whom she is engaging in a secret illicit affair. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. Cinematography also failed to capture the lushness of the hot country summer setting. In the book Marian and her mother are warmer people.
Told from the perspective of Leo Colston, a callow 12-year-old middle-class boy, the story starts when he is invited by upper-class school friend Marcus Maudsley to stay at his elegant family home for the blazing hot summer of 1900. The picture is the best it's ever likely to be - presented in the correct 1. If you choose Watch Now, the video will instantly stream to your computer and you may later stream it on another compatible device. The third collaboration between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter, following The Servant and Accident, continues their exploration of class rituals and the darker recesses of desire. Shows its age but nevertheless is an all time favorite of mine A slow burner of a film.
So the film was, in the end, quite profitable. When Marcus is taken ill, Leo is left to his own devices, but finds himself alone and adrift in a world of alien social mores and adult concerns. First, the non usa format was not an issue for me since my player will play all formats correctly. I was surprised to see a little-known British costume drama released on blu-ray, but kudos to Studio Canal to inclduing this hidden gem in their StudioCanal collection. Pinter was on set during filming. And everything is achieved by apparently doing the absolute minimum. Dark and suggestive, it's a beautiful story of love and foreboding.
Pinter's script adapts the 1953 L. I was struck then by the heady unsettling atmosphere that the film managed to create - down in no small part to the langorous camerawork and Harold Pinter's trademark stilted and artificial screenplay. Everyone else was perfect, and Christie and Leighton were very credible. He'd have done better just telling the story as it unfolds. Leo the main protagonist as a boy of twelve unwittingly becomes the deliverer of love letters between lovers forever divided by class. Wonderful Still not everybody's cuppa.