Billy Liar details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ethel Griffies, Rodney Bewes, Gwendolyn Watts, L, Leonard Rossiter, Julie Christie, Finlay Currie, Wilfred Pickles, Tom Courtenay, Mona Washbourne|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Collections:||The Classic Collection|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Feb 2002|
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Definitely one of the best British films everBy McClennan (424 reviews) from St Helens , 24 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Capturing the change in Britain around the time it was made, it'd make a great film to watch before Blow-Up. A British classic which spoke volumes to me.
Non-judgemental, funny and warm in parts,it really does give you a feel for the change in British society as the 60s were kicking in. Despite the fantasies that Billy has, the film is entrenched firmly in reality and gives honest and realistic reactions to the situations that arise in the film.
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I want an imagination like Billy'sBy LeeJones (1 review) , 03 Jul 2013A great story with some truly memorable scenes. I often leave meetings now with a particular 'Billy Liar' scene in my mind ..... definitely worth watching.
Very funny, dry, and classically British.
Daydreaming about machine gunning your parentsBy Nickbadseed (5 reviews) , 05 Jun 2013Great to see this on Blue Ray, if you like your extras there is a new interview with Tom Courtenay (still looking good) nice to see likely lad Rodney Bewes in a different role.
Billy Liar at 50 on Blu-RayBy a customer , 18 May 2013Just watched the Blu-Ray disc of Billy Liar and it is just beautiful. Having not seen it for many years I cannot believe how good the film now looks. There is also a very interesting interview with an archivist of the written work of Keith Waterhouse.
"So That's Your Ambition, Is It? Scriptwriting"?By a customer , 21 Nov 2012'Billy Liar' is a cracking, classic film from the 1960's.
Well written, well acted and thoroughly enjoyable, it also includes some of the top names from 1960's British Cinema.
Well preserved piece of nostalgiaBy ash53 (53 reviews) from newbury , 30 Mar 2012Well preserved piece of nostalgia that showcases some brilliant acting - not sure about the rib-tickling humour - perhaps that has worn thin in the intervening years - if anything I thought it was 'darker' than i did when i first saw it 20 years ago. Julie Christie is of course luminous even in black and white and you can see why the film got the plaudits it did when it was released. The odd thing is you could re-cast it ( possibly ) and set it in the 'now' and you would still be able to make a credible film - not many old movies you can say that about are there?