February 26, 2008

...Georgy Girl (1966)

Georgy Girl is probably most famous for its swinging title tune (two different versions of which are performed over the beginning and ending credits by the Seekers and a third performed live below) but it is also a fun, well-acted, well-scripted slice of swinging 60s London. Lynn Redgrave earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the plain, working-class Londoner who gets mixed up in the love life of her flat mate (the beautifully, unsympathetic Charlotte Rampling) and the sex life of father's employer (the coldly, sympathetic James Mason). And there ain't nothing wrong with looking at a young, hot and sexy Alan Bates for 90 minutes either.

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