Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Forgotten Movies: THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES
In my continuing homage to Rita Tushingham, here is another little gem starring Rita, Lynn Redgrave (first film) and Peter Finch made in 1964. It's part of a trilogy of novels written by Edna O'Brien called COUNTRY GIRLS TRILOGY about a country girl who comes to the big city (Dublin). It was banned in Ireland (the books) for the frank portrayal of sexuality in young women. It's a smashing film. And if you haven't read O'Brien, it's a good place to start. Another nearly forgotten writer.
I love the rough and tumble way everything is done in this film. Not a bit of slick in it.
Other forgotten films should be linked by Todd Mason.