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Highlighted works

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.

  • The Servant

    The Servant

    A young aristocrat hires a manservant to tend to his needs but finds the balance of power shifting, in a claustrophobic thriller that probes British class culture.

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    In this key film of the 1960s British New Wave, class tensions surface as borstal boy Tom Courtenay competes in a cross-country race against public-school rivals.

  • Oliver!

    Oliver!

    Lionel Bart’s lively stage musical version of Oliver Twist is given scope and atmosphere in Carol Reed’s multi-Oscar-winning film adaptation.

  • Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    Tom, the adopted son of Squire Allworthy, is the roguish but good-hearted hero in Tony Richardson’s uproarious screen adaptation of Henry Fielding’s 1749 novel.

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The coming of civilisation brings an end to the wildness of the west in John Ford’s elegiac late film teaming John Wayne and James Stewart.

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    Lana Turner shines in Douglas Sirk’s moving rags-to-riches tale.

  • The Hustler

    The Hustler

    The pool table provides a test of skill and character in this evocative drama showcasing actor Paul Newman’s bad-boy allure.

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    Agent 007 drinks, gambles, womanises – and uncovers a fiendish conspiracy masterminded by gold bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger.

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    Orson Welles’ return to Hollywood after ten years working in Europe is a sleazy border tale in which he takes centre stage as gargantuan detective Hank Quinlan.

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    As much a buddy movie as a western, William Goldman’s script keeps Paul Newman and Robert Redford well supplied with wry lines and double takes.

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Albert Finney’s powerhouse performance as a Nottingham factory worker changed British screen acting, just as Karel Reisz’s incisive and authentic film changed British cinema.

  • The Sting

    The Sting

    Paul Newman and Robert Redford are perfectly teamed as grifter partners in this multi-Oscar-winning shaggy-dog story of an epic con.

  • Joanna

    Joanna

    Director Mike Sarne attempted to bring the daring and vivacity of European cinema to a frothy London tale of a free-spirited art student and her search for love.

  • Darling

    Darling

    Julie Christie created one of the indelible images of Swinging London in this disapproving yet glamorous look at a fashion model ascending the social ladder.

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