Billy Liar (1963): Continuity script

Billy Liar (1963): Continuity script

directed by John Schlesinger, 1926-2003; produced by Joseph Janni, 1916-1994, Vic Films Productions; performed by Tom Courtenay, 1937-, Wilfred Pickles, 1904-1978 and Julie Christie, 1941- (London, England: Studio Canal, 1963, first release 1963), 176 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Tom Courtenay delivers a star-making turn as William Terrence Fisher (Billy Liar) in one of the most memorable and universally acclaimed films of the 60s. Running from an unsympathetic working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees and an insecure job at an undertakers, Billy escapes, Walter Mitty-like, into a world of fantasy where he can realize his dream ambitions. As work and family pressures build to new intolerable levels, Liz (an early, charismatic turn from Julie Christie), enters his drab life and offers Billy the one real chance he'll ever get to leave the past behind. Scripted by Keith Waterhouse from his own novel, and sensitively directed by John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy), Billy Liar is one of the few comedies of the British New Wave, marrying visual and verbal wit with a rather poignant rumination on the futility of dreams.
Field of Interest
Film
Accolades / Awards
Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Actor, Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Actress, Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Cinematography (B/W), Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Film, Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Best British Screenplay, Nominated 1964 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Film from any Source, Nominated 1963 Venice Film Festival, Golden Lion (for John Schlesinger)
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2015 by Studiocanal
Director
John Schlesinger, 1926-2003
Content Type
Script
Duration
0 sec
Format
Text
Sub Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Release Date
1963
Page Count
176
Performer
Tom Courtenay, 1937-, Wilfred Pickles, 1904-1978, Julie Christie, 1941-
Producer
Joseph Janni, 1916-1994
Producer - Institution
Vic Films Productions
Publication Year
2015
Publisher
Studio Canal
Place Published / Released
London, England
Release Date
1963
Subject
Film, Music & Performing Arts, Literature & Language, 1960s, Dating and courtship, Family arguments, Boredom, 1960s, William Terrence, Geoffrey Fisher, Liz
Keywords and Translated Subjects
1960s

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