Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Thomas Hardy. It stars Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp, and Peter Finch, and was directed by John Schlesinger. It was Schlesinger's fourth film (and his third collaboration with Christie) and marked a stylistic shift away from his earlier works which explored contemporary urban mores. The cinematography was by Nicolas Roeg and the soundtrack was by Richard Rodney Bennett. Traditional folk songs were also used in various scenes throughout the film.
Liddy: (about Boldwood) He is married to his farm. That's the truth of it.
Temperence: There's no woman can touch him, Miss. 'Tis said he has no passionate parts.
Sgt. Francis 'Frank' Troy: (to Bathsheba) A woman like you does more damage than she can conceivably imagine.
Joseph Poorgrass: (Very drunk) Well, I got a slight attack of the multiplying eye.
|Release Date||16 October 1967|
|Tagline||Her romance with three men becomes a bold adventure [UK theatrical]|
|Filming Locations||Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, UK|
|Sound Mix||70 mm 6-Track, Mono|
|Film Class||Period Film, Romantic Drama|
|Mood||In the Mood for Love|
|Themes||Looking For Love|
|Tones||Atmospheric, Poignant, Literate, Earthy|