Sunday, April 2
(1963, Tony Richardson) Albert Finney’s eponymous Tom, Henry Fielding’s 18th century foundling, roisters his way to love and inheritance through a succession of beds, amid speeded-up chases, silent movie parodies and asides to the screen. Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Score. 35mm. Approx. 129 mins.
“A bawdy, romping film with great gusts of lascivious humor.”
– George Perry
“Osborne’s courageous hatchet job on Fielding’s 1,000 page classic novel and Finney’s gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.”
– Robert Murphy, Time Out (London)