A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

DVD - 2016
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Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
ISBN: 9781681431956
1681431955
Branch Call Number: DVD TAST OF HO
Characteristics: 2 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
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Rita Tushingham won best actress at Cannes Film Festival in 1962 for her portrayal of Jo, a working girl in a Manchester suburb who finds love briefly with an Liverpudlian sailor of African origin. After the sailor steams out of port, Jo gets her own place, a decrepit loft, while working in a shoe store, where she meets the delightful gay Geoffrey, played by Murray Melvin, who won best actor at Cannes in 1962. They become roommates. Dora Bryan, who plays Jo's mother, is excellent as the aging trollop attracted to a younger loutish man. What I really like about this classic of British realist cinema is the cinematography of Walter Lassally. The canals and factory smokestacks of England's postwar industrial North never looked so good. Its too bad that the future imagined by the Free Cinema movement never arrived. At least we have the film.

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wodebaobei
Feb 24, 2017

very good. I'd like to see more of his work.

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