Far from the Madding Crowd

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"Her romance with three men becomes a bold adventure"
  • GP
  • 1967
  • 2 hr 48 min
  • 7.2  (5,276)
  • 55

John Schlesinger directed the 1967 film Far From the Madding Crowd, which was based on Thomas Hardy's well-known novel. Julie Christie stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman trying to run the farm she inherited from her uncle. Bathesheba is torn between feelings for two different men, one another farmer and one a soldier. She eventually marries the solider, only to discover that he is not all he seems. Tensions arise between her former farmer suitor (Peter Finch) and her soldier husband (Terence Stamp). Hovering in the background of these romantic entanglements is Bathsheba's faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak (Alan Bates) who has quietly loved her all along. Whether Bathsheba will ever fully realize the depth of his love and return it becomes one of the movie's climactic questions. Shot mostly on location in England, the film's score was nominated for an Oscar and its costumes and Nicolas Roeg's cinematography were both nominated for BAFTAs.

Far from the Madding Crowd
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Description
John Schlesinger directed the 1967 film Far From the Madding Crowd, which was based on Thomas Hardy's well-known novel. Julie Christie stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman trying to run the farm she inherited from her uncle. Bathesheba is torn between feelings for two different men, one another farmer and one a soldier. She eventually marries the solider, only to discover that he is not all he seems. Tensions arise between her former farmer suitor (Peter Finch) and her soldier husband (Terence Stamp).

Hovering in the background of these romantic entanglements is Bathsheba's faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak (Alan Bates) who has quietly loved her all along. Whether Bathsheba will ever fully realize the depth of his love and return it becomes one of the movie's climactic questions.

Shot mostly on location in England, the film's score was nominated for an Oscar and its costumes and Nicolas Roeg's cinematography were both nominated for BAFTAs.

Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 48 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 55.

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  • Release Date
    1967
  • MPAA Rating
    GP
  • Runtime
    2 hr 48 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (5,276)
  • Metascore
    55