Far from the Madding Crowd
Directed by John Schlesinger, UK 1967
169 mins. English dialogue
On this epic version of Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd John Schlesinger worked with acclaimed collaborators - actors Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp and Peter Finch; writer Frederic Raphael, cinematographer Nicolas Roeg and composer Richard Rodney Bennett - to great effect.  A sumptuous classic.
What the Critics say:
"Splendidly lusty fare, its feet deep in the mud of the English countryside, its head in the lens-flared glare of a dreamy tragi-romantic sky." (Mark Kermode - Observer)