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Sunday Bloody Sunday

John Schlesinger

 
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1971
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #629

John Schlesinger followed his iconic Midnight Cowboy with this deeply personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships.

Cast

Alex GrevilleGlenda Jackson
Daniel HirshPeter Finch
Bob ElkinMurray Head
Mrs. GrevillePeggy Ashcroft
Mr. HardingTony Britton
Mr. GrevilleMaurice Denham
Answering service ladyBessie Love
Alva HodsonVivian Pickles
Bill HodsonFrank Windsor
Professor JohnsThomas Baptiste
PatientRichard Pearson
Woman patientJune Brown
Daniel’s motherHannah Norbert
Daniel’s fatherHarold Goldblatt
Aust AstridMarie Burke
ScotsmanJon Finch

Credits

DirectorJohn Schlesinger
Produced byJoseph Janni
ScreenplayPenelope Gilliatt
Director of photographyBilly Williams
Designed byLuciana Arrighi
EditorRichard Marden
Director of musicDouglas Gamley
Special music byRon Geesin
Costumes designed byJocelyn Rickards
Set decoratorHarry Cordwell
Associate producerEdward Joseph
Production managerHugh Harlow
Assistant directorSimon Relph
Art directorNorman Dorme
ContinuityAnn Skinner
CastingMiriam Brickman
Sound recordistsSimon Kaye and Gerry Humphreys
Camera operatorDavid Harcourt
Sound editorDavid Campling
Assistant editorMary Kessel
MakeupFreddie Williamson
HairdresserBetty Glasow
Sculptures and models byLoncraine & Broxton

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Billy Williams, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interviews with Williams, actor Murray Head, production designer Luciana Arrighi, John Schlesinger biographer William J. Mann, and Schlesinger’s longtime partner, photographer Michael Childers
  • Illustrated 1975 audio interview with Schlesinger
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by cultural historian Ian Buruma and Penelope Gilliatt’s 1971 introduction to her published screenplay

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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Making Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Penelope GilliattOctober 25, 2012

The following piece by Sunday Bloody Sunday screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt originally appeared . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Something Better

By Ian BurumaOctober 23, 2012

After winning an Oscar, John Schlesinger used his newfound artistic freedom to make a personal . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

By Mary Beth CrainMarch 30, 1992

Sunday, Bloody Sunday is a film about . . . what? Love? Obsession? Homosexuality? . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Sunday_making_of_current_thumbnail

Making Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Penelope GilliattOctober 25, 2012

The following piece by Sunday Bloody Sunday screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt originally appeared . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

Currentthumb_1373_017_thumbnail

Sunday Bloody Sunday: Something Better

By Ian BurumaOctober 23, 2012

After winning an Oscar, John Schlesinger used his newfound artistic freedom to make a personal . . . Read more »



Film Essays

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

By Mary Beth CrainMarch 30, 1992

Sunday, Bloody Sunday is a film about . . . what? Love? Obsession? Homosexuality? . . . Read more »

Other Editions

Sunday Bloody Sunday (Criterion DVD)

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