Georgy Girl (1966)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5United Kingdom, 1966.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.  Screenplay by , , based on the novel by Margaret Forster.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Bridget Jones fans will definitely love this influential and inspired film. It stars a fabulous Lynn Redgrave as an eternally optimistic girl with a bouncy personality and a constant sense that she’s just a few steps off rhythm from everyone else. Her life is influenced by her more callous best friend (Charlotte Rampling), an older gentleman who takes a serious liking to her (James Mason) and the prospect of romance from a new young man in her life (Alan Bates). Also starring Redgrave’s real-life mother  (who didn’t appear on screen with her other daughter Vanessa until 1998’s Deja Vu), this film is a pure delight.

Academy Award Nominations:  Best Actress (Lynn Redgrave); Best Supporting Actor (James Mason); Best Cinematography-BW; Best Song (“Georgy Girl”)

Golden Globe Award:  Best Actress-Musical/Comedy (Lynn Redgrave)
Nomination: Best Actor-Musical/Comedy (Alan Bates)

Berlin Film Festival: In Competition

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