Darling (1965)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID5110_OR
Edition: Slipcase
Sale price $31.00 USD
Release Date:  07 August 2024

  • NEW! Feature-length Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
  • NEW! Emergent Female Identity – Julie Christie and the Sixties Zeitgeist – a Visual Essay by Professor Melanie Williams
  • NEW! The War At Home – Kim Newman on Dirk Bogarde
  • Trailer

  • Disc type: Blu-ray
    No. of discs: 1
    Running time: 127
    Audio format: 2.0
    Format: 1080P
    Colour: Black & White
    Languages: English
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Image ratio: 1.66:1
    Subtitles: English
    Year of Production: 1965
    Release Date: 07 August 2024


    John Schlesinger's DARLING is a stylish, satrical, yet poignant romp through the Swinging Sixties, an era of excess and excitement, capturing the essence of youth and the pursuit of happiness in a city that, at the time, was the epitome of cool.

    Winning three Academy Awards® including Best Actress for Christie, DARLING remains a classic of British cinema, lauded for its stylish depiction of 1960s London and its insightful commentary on the era's social mores.

    “Your idea of fidelity is not having more than one man in a bed at the same time.”

    The story focuses on Diana Scott (Julie Christie, Don't Look Now, McCabe and Mrs Miller), an ambitious young woman determined to climb the social ladder at any cost. From her humble beginnings as a model to fame and fortune as a high-profile television actress and socialite, Diana's life in complicated by entanglements with various men, including a television journalist (Dirk Bogarde, The Night Porter) a manipulative advertising executive (Laurence Harvey, The Manchurian Candidate) and a wealthy Italian prince (José Luis de Vilallonga Breakfast at Tiffany's). While these relationships help advance her career and status they ultimately lead to personal turmoil and a sense of emptiness.

    Director: John Schlesinger

    Cast: Dirk Bogarde; Julie Christie; Laurence Harvey

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