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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Julie Christie
Terence Stamp
Peter Finch
Alan Bates
Fiona Walker
Directors
John Schlesinger
Screenwriters
Frederic Raphael
Running Time
168 minutes

Far From The Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy turned into a very 1967 romance


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Plot
Bathsheba Everdene lives in the nineteenth century Wessex of Thomas Hardy's novels. Wilful and independent, she fails to adhere to the social niceties of the time, attracting three very different men - with tragic consequences.


Verdict
Lush and well-played, with cinematographer Nicolas Roeg on top form.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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