Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Based on the novel, THE COUNTRY GIRL, by Edna O'Brien, Rita Tushingham brings her winsome charm to the story of a girl's first love affair, with an older novelist.More than movies about teenagers from Hollywood of this era, which seemed to be always set on a beach, this reminds me of my youth.

I am a great fan of British cinema from this era. Do you have a favorite film from the UK? 


Margot Kinberg said...

Ooh, I haven't seen this one, Patti, 'though I've heard of it. Thanks for the reminder.

George said...


pattinase (abbott) said...

Funny, I never think of that as a British film.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

From the 1960s:

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Georgy Girl
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

So many others.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

From Russia With Love
Dr. Strangelove

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Tunes of Glory
A Hard Day's Night
The L-Shaped Room

pattinase (abbott) said...

So many is right.

Rick said...

"Tom Jones"
"Don't Look Now"
"The Knack...And How To Get It"
"The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie"
"Two For The Road"

I could go on and on.

pattinase (abbott) said...

A Taste of Honey.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like that title. Never seen the movie

Anonymous said...

The original "Get Carter" and "Wicker Man". Anything by Mike Leigh. Mark S.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Must see the original WICKER MAN sometime. Yes, anything by Mike Leigh. How about THE LADYKILLERS

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Can't believe I didn't mention Two for the Road, one of my favorite movies.

I liked the original Wicker Man. Would not even consider watching the remake.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Get Carter-the original.
The Long Good Friday
Mona Lisa
A Hard Day's Night
The Crying Game
Trainspotting-both 1 & 2

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Had Two for the Road dvred. Watched it about half way and bailed out. Too many scenes didn't play right with me. Never met anyone as outgoing as the Finney character.

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Elgin Bleecker said...

I like THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES. I like a great many British films. That late-1950s, early 1960s era of “kitchen sink” films was particularly good. Many of them are mentioned above. My favorite is SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. Albert Finney – about 24 years old at the time – gave an amazing performance. Another one, a tough one, from that era is THIS SPORTING LIFE, with Richard Harris.

pattinase (abbott) said...

So much more realistic than US films from the era.