Sons and Lovers
First screened in March 2016
Director: Jack Cardiff. Cast: Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Trevor Howard, Mary Ure, Heather Sears, William Lucas, Sean Barrett, Conrad Phillips, Ernest Thesiger, Rosalie Crutchley, Donald Pleasence, Elizabeth Begley, Edna Morris. Screenplay: Gavin Lambert and T.E.B. Clarke (based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence).

Twitter Capsule: Arrestingly shot, if a tad stagy at times. Committed throughout to Lawrence's ideas, yet evokes a mind of its own.

VOR:   Not a title on many people's lips these days, but distinctive and valuable as an approach to Lawrence: less florid than Women in Love, less becalmed than Lady Chatterley.



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Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Jack Cardiff
Best Actor: Trevor Howard
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Ure
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gavin Lambert and T.E.B. Clarke
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Freddie Francis
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Thomas N. Morahan; Lionel Couch

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Jack Cardiff
Best Actor (Drama): Trevor Howard
Best Actor (Drama): Dean Stockwell
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Ure

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture (tie); Best Director (tie)
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Director

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