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John Schlesinger's First Masterpieces
3.6
318 Ratings

Darling

Directed by John Schlesinger
United Kingdom, 1965
Romance, Drama
  • English
  • English
John Schlesinger's First Masterpieces

Synopsis

Following the break-up of a teenage marriage, Diana Scott (Julie Christie) drifts into the world of modeling and acting, where she meets a television news reporter, Robert Gold (Dirk Bogarde), who leaves his family for her and introduces her to a more powerful and wealthy set.

Our take

We close our John Schlesinger tribute with the third of his early masterpieces. Julie Christie returns in front of the camera for this sharp satire of swinging London—she would go on to win an Oscar for her role—while the movie continues to contend as one of the great portraits of the 1960s.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1966 | 3 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1966 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1966 | 3 wins including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

1966 | 4 wins including: Best British Actor

1966 | 2 nominations including: Best British Cinematography (B/W)

Directors Guild of America

1966 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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