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Look Back in Anger

Miłość i gniew · dir. Tony Richardson
Great Britain 1959, 98’

Screenings

06/26, 14:15 · Baj Pomorski – hall A

Trailer

Archetypal British “angry young man” Jimmy Porter is a college-educated bloke who can't seem to get any better job than working in a candy store. Jimmy's relationship with his wife Alison alternates between hugs and kisses when he's feeling good and verbal abuse when he's down on himself, which is often. Alison's best friend Helena Charles advises Alison to escape her injurious marriage. Left with no one for a punching bag, Jimmy romances Helena. Having suffered a miscarriage, Alison returns, and Helena walks out of Jimmy's life. In keeping with its depiction of the dead-end existence of most of England's working poor in the late 1950s, nothing is truly resolved in “Look Back in Anger”. Playwright John Osborne uses Jimmy Porter as a spokesman for Osborne's own spleen-venting harangues against the British government and class system.

Director:Tony Richardson
Screenplay:John Osborne, Nigel Kneale
Music:John Addison, Tom Eastwood, Chris Barber
Cinematography:Oswald Morris
Editing:Richard Best
Cast:Richard Burton, Cliff Lewis, Mary Ure, Helena Charles

Tony Richardson (1928-1991) was one of the world’s most outstanding directors and most widely recongnized representatives of the ”New Wave” of British cinema. He studied in Oxford, where he presided over its Dramatic Society. In the years 1949-1951, he directed stage plays and worked in several theatres, as a director. He was a producer in the BBC Television and wrote critical reviews for ”Sight and Sound”. In 1956, he became affiliated with a playwright John Osborn. He directed two of his plays — Look Back in Anger and Music Hall — for the Royal Court Theatre. After Tom Jones — a film that was awarded 4 Oscars — he became a world-recognised celebrity.