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In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
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Based on Thomas Hardy's nineteenth 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
DIRECTOR_CAMEO(John Schlesinger): Briefly spotted as an extra in the harvest celebration at about the midway point, before the Intermission. See more »
During the "pie in the face" circus scene, the cream is piled on contemporary 1960s white paper plates with fluted edges. Disposable paper plates were invented in the early 1900s. The movie time frame (which differs slightly from the book) ends around 1868. See more »
[to her farmhands]
There's ten shillings for anyone who wants to stay, and no hard words for anyone who wants to go.
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Although the cinema version was uncut all UK video releases were cut by 12 secs by the BBFC to remove a cockfighting scene. The cuts were expanded to 24 secs for the later wide-screen DVD releases. See more »
If you are wanting fast action and thrills then this film is not for you, however, if you enjoy a good drama with a haunting score then look no further. Bathsheba Everdine (Christie)has three suitors in the form of the dashing Troy(Stamp) the dependable Oak (Bates) and the brooding/obsessed Boldwood (Finch). The story revolves around her relationship with each of these three men with rural Victorian England as the backdrop. I particularly enjoyed Terrence Stamp's performance as Sergeant Troy whose real love is Fanny Robbin and not Bathsheba. Richard Rodney Bennett creates a lovely haunting soundtrack which conjures up the English countryside. A smashing film!!
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