Search results for "John Schlesinger"

Darling (1965)

A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  José Luis de Villalonga

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) RT 72% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2009

Bathsheba Everdine, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Terence Stamp  •  Alan Bates  •  Peter Finch

Madame Sousatzka (1988) RT 75% / Audience 63%

The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  Twiggy  •  Shabana Azmi

Midnight Cowboy (1969) RT 90% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Joe Buck is a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy New York City women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Jon Voight  •  Sylvia Miles  •  John McGiver

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) RT 92% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Peter Finch  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Murray Head  •  Peggy Ashcroft

An Englishman Abroad (1983)

Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Coral Browne  •  Charles Gray  •  Harold Innocent

The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) RT 84% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Aug 2001

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Sean Penn  •  Pat Hingle  •  Joyce Van Patten

Pacific Heights (1990) RT 43% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jun 2004

A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Keaton  •  Mako Iwamatsu

Terminus (1961) RT Audience 43%

This fly on the wall-style documentary from 1961 won an Oscar for best documentary, and shows the changing patterns of human emotions during 24 hours in the life of Waterloo ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger

Eye for an Eye (1996) RT 8% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Apr 2002

It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Ed Harris  •  Olivia Burnette  •  Kiefer Sutherland

A Question of Attribution (1991)

Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  James Fox  •  Prunella Scales  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  David Calder

The Next Best Thing (2000) RT 20% / Audience 35%

DVD release: May 2005

A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rupert Everett  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Malcolm Stumpf

Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffman (1981)

DVD release: Feb 2003

Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Brian Large  •  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Plácido Domingo  •  Agnes Baltsa  •  Robert Lloyd  •  Ileana Cotrubas

Der Rosenkavalier (1985)

Live performance, new production season 1984-5. BBC 2 Television relay on 30 March 1985 of performance of February 11.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Large  •  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Kiri Te Kanawa  •  Anne Howells  •  Aage Haugland  •  Barbara Bonney

Visions of Eight (1973)

Eight acclaimed filmmakers bring their unique and differing perspectives to the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. The segments include Lelouch's take on Olympic losers ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Arthur Penn  •  Kon Ichikawa  •  John Schlesinger  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Yuri Ozerov  •  Michael Pfleghar

Cold Comfort Farm (1995) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2003

In this adaptation of the satirical British novel, Flora Poste, a plucky London society girl orphaned at age 19, finds a new home with some rough relatives, the Starkadders of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Eileen Atkins  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Sheila Burrell  •  Stephen Fry

The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1998) RT Audience 37%

The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Campbell Scott  •  Joanna Lumley  •  Selina Boyack

Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) RT Audience 51%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  David Rasche  •  Paul Jabara  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Teri Garr

A Kind of Loving (1962) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 1986

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Schlesinger
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  June Ritchie  •  Thora Hird  •  Bert Palmer