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Tom Jones (1963)

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Genres: Adventure, Comedy, History
Starring: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine
Director: Tony Richardson
Plot Synopsis:

In the early 1960s, at the height of the British New Wave, a movement whose gritty realism they had helped establish, director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne set out for more fanciful narrative territory. Tom Jonesbrings a theatrical flair to Henry Fielding’s canonical eighteenth-century novel, boisterously chronicling the misadventures of the foundling of the title (Albert Finney, in a career-defining turn), whose easy charm seems to lead him astray at every turn from his beloved, the wellborn Sophie Western (Susannah York). This spirited picaresque, evocatively shot in England’s rambling countryside and featuring an extraordinary ensemble cast, went on to become a worldwide sensation, winning the Oscar for best picture on the way to securing its status as a classic of irreverent wit and playful cinematic expression.

  • Technical Specs
    Length:128 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray, 2-Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English LPCM MonoEnglish Uncompressed Stereo
    Special Features:New program on the film’s cinematography featuring a conversation between Lassally and critic Peter CowieExcerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert FinneyNew interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on director Tony Richardson, to whom she was married from 1962 to 1967New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie’s impact on British cinemaIllustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the filmNew interview with the director’s-cut editor, Robert LambertPLUS: An essay by scholar Neil Sinyard