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Far from the Madding Crowd
 
 
Directed by John Schlesinger, UK 1967
169 mins. English dialogue
 
Summary:
 
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)

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