Far from the Madding Crowd
DIRECTOR: JOHN SCHLESINGER
CAST: TERENCE STAMP, JULIE CHRISTIE, PETER FINCH, ALAN BATES
The dashing, dandyish Sergeant Troy of Thomas Hardy’s canonical 1874 novel finds his perfect interpreter in Stamp, here vying with Peter Finch and Alan Bates for the attentions of headstrong (and very lucky) lass Julie Christie, fresh off her Oscar for director Schlesinger’s Darling. The backdrop of rolling, picturesque, unspoiled green English countryside would be beautiful shot by almost anybody, but when the cinematographer is Nicolas Roeg, the results are otherworldly.
Far from the Madding Crowd is screening as part of the series Terence Stamp.