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175 Ratings

Far from the Madding Crowd

Directed by John Schlesinger
United Kingdom, 1967
Drama, Romance


John Schlesinger’s solid adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel sees three rival suitors vying for the affections of the beautiful Bathsheba Everdene who has just inherited a farm.

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Far from the Madding Crowd Directed by John Schlesinger

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Music Score

National Board of Review

1967 | 3 wins including: Best Film

BAFTA Awards

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best British Cinematography (Colour)

Golden Globes (USA)

1968 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

The most welcome rerelease of recent weeks is a gleaming new restoration of John Schlesinger’s glorious Far From the Madding Crowd (1967), which dwarfs Thomas Vinterberg’s respectable new adaptation in every formal and emotional sense; Nicolas Roeg’s widescreen photography has never looked more lustrous on your TV screen.
June 14, 2015
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It’s maybe not up there in the pantheon of British classics, but there’s something highly relaxing and radical about the fact that Schlesinger articulates this classical story with breathy longeurs, and it never feels like the text has been forcibly compressed for aid of those with low attention spans.
March 12, 2015
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