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Screened at the Commodore cinema, Star Street, Ryde.
Accident, Joseph Losey's 1967 film, with Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, and Michael York.
Harold Pinter film adaptation of the 1965 novel by Nicholas Mosley, the second of three collaborations between Pinter and Losey (following The Servant and pre-dating The Go-Between).
‘... its fascination comes from Bogarde’s perfectly calculated moves to seduce the girl himself and, incidentally, win his undeclared war with Baker. His victory comes only after the “accident” of the title.
The film is put together as carefully as a Hitchcock. The plot depends on coincidences, timing, and the resources available in the limited Oxford world. But it is also recognizably a work of Pinter in the way the story is revealed backwards, in scenes that are jigsawed together to make an emotional continuity instead of a straightforward story line.’ (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun 5 November 1968).
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