The Go-Between
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The Go-Between
The third collaboration between director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter, following The Servant and Accident, continues their exploration of class rituals and the darker recesses of desire. Pinter's script adapts the 1953 L.P. Hartley novel about Leo Colston, a middle-aged man (Michael Redgrave), recalling a summer of his early adolescence at a country estate. Young Leo (Dominic Guard) observes the machinations of the adults in the household, all but two of whom conveniently ignore his presence. Marion Maudsley (Julie Christie) is promised in marriage to another aristocrat, but she… More

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"Sticks daggers into the polite but uptight English class system."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... a coming-of-age tale with a devastating lesson."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Stylishly elegant and multi-nuanced, this adaptation of Hartley's novel is one of Joseph Losey's masterpieces, the third and best collaboraion with Harold Pinter, beautifuly acted by Julie Christie, Alan Bates, and Michael Redgrave."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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