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Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

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Based on Thomas Hardy's 19th century novel, Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence. Written by alfiehitchie

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A willful passionate girl and...the three men who want her! See more »

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18 October 1967 (USA)  »

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Lejos del mundanal ruido  »

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Future Fairport Convention band member David Swarbrick can be seen playing a fiddle during the barn dance scene. See more »

Goofs

The Valentine's Day greeting card that Bathsheba sends to Mr. Boldwood is of a contemporary 1960s style. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel Oak: At home by the fire, whenever I look up, there you will be. And whenever you look up, there I shall be.
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Jesus Christ Is Ris'n Today
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Traditional Easter hymn
Music by Robert Williams (1782-1818)
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Julie Is Luminous
20 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a brilliant film from beginning to end and Julie Christie delivers one of the great female performances in movies. She is enchanting and utterly charming dominating every scene she's in because she is just so incredibly beautiful. Her three male co-stars, however, shine just as well and it's difficult to say which one is the best because they are all so good. It's the director, of course, who is responsible for creating this incredible ensemble of acting and John Schlesinger is one of the great directors who reigns at the peak of his field. But ultimately the film belongs to Julie Christie who is in virtually every scene. The promise she showed in Darling for which she won the Oscar is more than demonstrated here where she is so great she can only be compared with Garbo, Hepburn, Crawford or Davis. I am a Julie Christie fan forever.


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