A highly sophisticated look at sex, relationships, and loneliness, John Schlesinger’s Sunday Bloody Sunday was controversial when it was released in 1971, mainly as a result of the casualness with which it depicts intimacy between two members of the same gender. One side of the London-set film’s love triangle comprises a middle-aged male doctor (Peter Finch) and a young bisexual artist (Murray Head), who also happens to be carrying on an affair with a thirtysomething divorced woman (Glenda Jackson). At one point, the two men exchange an amorous kiss; by today’s standards, it is innocuous, but at the time, it caused quite a bit of discussion. In this clip from a new interview, Head (whose career has mainly been as a recording artist) charmingly recounts this tempest in a teapot.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.