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Darling
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124 min (NTSC) (SP)
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Darling (1965)
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A powerful and bold motion picture...made by adults...with adults...for adults!
"Everything you hope for but rarely find in a film!"
Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!

Release Date: August 3, 1965

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According to Richard Gregson, agent for John Schlesinger, the budget was around £300,000 and was entirely provided by Nat Cohen at Anglo-Amalgamated.[1]
Shirley MacLaine was originally cast as Diana,[4] but was replaced by Christie. Production on Darling commenced in August 1964 and wrapped in December.[5] It was filmed on location in London, Paris, and Rome.[6] The final scene was shot at Heathrow Airport in London.[6][7]
New York in 1971 wrote of mod fashion and its wearers, "This new déclassé English girl was epitomized by Julie Christie in Darling—amoral, rootless, emotionally immature, and apparently irresistible."[8] Despite receiving many awards at the time of release, the film has a mixed reputation now. In his New Biographical Dictionary of Film entry on Schlesinger, David Thomson writes that the film "deserves a place in every archive to show how rapidly modishness withers. Beauty is central to the cinema and Schlesinger seems an unreliable judge of it, over-rating Christie and rarely getting close enough to the action to make a fruitful stylistic bond with it".[9] Leonard Maltin's Film Guide describes it as a "trendy, influential '60s film – in flashy form and cynical content".[10] Tony Rayns though, in the Time Out Film Guide, is as damning as Thomson. For him, the film is a "leaden rehash of ideas from Godard, Antonioni and Bergman", although with nods to the "Royal Court school", which "now looks grotesquely pretentious and out of touch with the realities of the life-styles that it purports to represent."[11]
film poster
Directed by
John Schlesinger
Produced by
Joseph Janni
Written by
Frederic Raphael
Starring
Julie Christie
Laurence Harvey
Dirk Bogarde
Music by
John Dankworth
Cinematography
Kenneth Higgins
Edited by
James Clark
Distributed by
Anglo-Amalgamated
Release dates
15 July 1965
Running time
128 minutes
Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Budget
£300,000[1] or $1.1 million[2]
Box office
$4,000,000[3]
Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey.
Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Christie won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott. The film also won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design.

film poster
Directed by
John Schlesinger
Produced by
Joseph Janni
Written by
Frederic Raphael
Starring
Julie Christie
Laurence Harvey
Dirk Bogarde
Music by
John Dankworth
Cinematography
Kenneth Higgins
Edited by
James Clark
Distributed by
Anglo-Amalgamated
Release dates
15 July 1965
Running time
128 minutes
Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Budget
£300,000[1] or $1.1 million[2]
Box office
$4,000,000[3]
Darling is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey.
Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Christie won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Diana Scott. The film also won the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design.