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John Schlesinger Double Bill

A transitional film in more ways than one, John Schlesinger’s epochal New Wave comedy Billy Liar inadvertently heralded a shift in British cinema of the 1960s: from the class-based social realism of so-called “kitchen sink” dramas to the more freewheeling antics of the Swinging London films, signalled by the film’s prophetic final journey from north to south....

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