Wednesday, July 27
Directed by Tony Richardson
Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood
Screenplay by John Osborne
Based on Henry Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
DCP. Approx. 128 min.
BARRY LYNDON with jokes, as 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 Picture, Director, Screenplay and Score.
“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