Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Forgotten Movies: BILLY LIAR
BILLY LIAR was a launching pad for both Julie Christie and Tom Courtenay. It's a sort of Walter Mitty story of a young man who lives more in his fantasy world than the real one. He has gotten himself engaged to two women and is proving a disappointment to everyone involved with him. Only the character played by Julie Christie seems to be able to anchor him.
BILLY LIAR was first a novel, then a play with Albert Finney in the lead, then this movie by John Schlesinger and finally a TV series. The movie in 1963 has the feel of so many British movies from that era to me.