The Go-Between
First screened in May 2004 / Most recently screened in August 2007
Director: Joseph Losey. Cast: Dominic Guard, Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Gough, Edward Fox, Richard Gibson, Michael Redgrave. Screenplay: Harold Pinter (based on the story by L.P. Hartley).

Twitter Capsule: Bates and Christie a hard team to resist, yet... Losey's aesthetic flat and mannered, but pretty. Beautiful gowns.

VOR:   This peculiar auteur attracts disciples even when, to my eye, too little is going on. This one did win at Cannes, and has a curious ferocity beneath all the indolence. Still...

Photo © 1971 Metro Goldwyn Mayer/EMI Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

(in May 2004: C+)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Leighton

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best English-Language Foreign Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Picture)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Leighton); Best Supporting Actor (Fox); Best Screenplay; Most Promising Newcomer (Guard)

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