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140 Georgy Girl

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:00 am

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(Silvio Narizzano, 1966)
Release date: 19 November 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

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One of the defining films of the 1960s, Silvio Narizzano’s adaptation of Margaret Foster’s 1965 novel stars Lynn Redgrave in an Oscar-nominated role as the put-upon teenager Georgy Parkin. Awkward and full of self-doubt, Georgy finds herself forever just outside of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ London life she craves.

Marked by a wonderfully warm and appealing central performance from Redgrave, and with its superb supporting cast including Charlotte Rampling (Death in Venice, The Night Porter), Alan Bates (A Kind of Loving, Women in Love) and the great James Mason (The Reckless Moment, Age of Consent, The Deadly Affair), Georgy Girl captures the spirit of the era – and boasts one of the all-time great film theme tunes.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• New and exclusive audio commentary with Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger
• Interview with Charlotte Rampling (2018)
• Jim Dale on ‘Georgy Girl’ (2018): a new audio interview with the beloved actor and award-winning songwriter
• Interview with Peter Nichols (2018): new and exclusive interview with the author, playwright and co-screenwriter of the film
• Interview with editor John Bloom (2018)
• Interview with art director Tony Woollard (2018)
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Leanne Weston, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071885

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:36 pm

I was just reading about this film in relation to that year's Oscar ceremony. Though the film is perhaps best remembered from that year's festivities for pitting Redgrave against Redgrave in Best Actress (with Lynn Redgrave facing down her sister for Morgan), it also marked one of the first times that a leading actor willingly consented to being nominated in supporting, which had for decades been considered a category to recognize non-A-listers. James Mason resented being put there so much that he refused to let the studio campaign him for the Pumpkin Eater, where he likely would have received an earlier nom. But he finally relented here and was subsequently nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and became one of the first to break the ice

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Best Actress was a very strange line-up that year, because quite aside from the Redgrave sisters there were two foreign-language performances - Anouk Aimée in A Man and a Woman (French) and Ida Kamińska in The Shop on the High Street (Slovak - a first and only!). So it's perhaps no surprise that it went to Elizabeth Taylor (in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), as the odd one out.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:44 pm

From what I read of their quotes to the press, both Redgraves went into the ceremony fully believing Taylor would win, but they of course may have just said that to deflect the question of what they'd do if their sister won

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#5 Post by Randall Maysin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:20 pm

James Mason thought he was the lead of The Pumpkin Eater? LOL! Am I not getting this? And from what I hear there was a similar situation with Shelley Winters, for Lolita, although I personally don't think she was a lead actor in that either.

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Not exactly. He (not inaccurately) considered himself a leading man and while he would take a smaller role, he would not campaign for Best Supporting Actor, which was not seen as a category for A-Listers. Winters, however, did campaign in lead for Lolita and came up empty handed

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#7 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 pm

Mason would certainly qualify as a leading man under most circumstances, but he’s unambiguously a supporting actor in The Pumpkin Eater by any yardstick - relatively brief screen time, relative unimportance as someone not a member of the family at its heart, etc.

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:42 pm

Right, and he knew that. But he didn't want to be recognized in the category, so he wouldn't let the studio submit him at all. Also worth noting that Winters learned her lesson too and earned her second Oscar in Supporting not long after Lolita for A Patch of Blue

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Re: 140 Georgy Girl

#9 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 am

Full and final specs:

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Re: 140 Georgy Girl

#10 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:05 pm

Everyone knows this but the fantastic title song later got a heartbreaking rendition in the Simpsons!

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Re: 140 Georgy Girl

#11 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:27 pm

Almost as sad as the time he missed Mr T at the mall

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