Saturday Night And Sunday Morning details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Hylda Baker, Shirley Ann Field, Bryan Pringle, Rachel Roberts, Albert Finney, Norman Rossington|
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Mar 2009|
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Abortion, alcoholism and lustful adulteryBy Daniel Fox from Manchester, UK , 28 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I really like this film. I?ve seen it a couple of times and could quite cheerfully sit through it again and again. It?s a first rate kitchen sink drama with grainy atmospherics in abundance.
Albert Finney is great. He plays a young, world weary factory worker. Cynical and disenchanted with his bosses and elders (and pretty much everyone around him) he?s a sort of spiritual forerunner to ?Trainspotting?s? Mark Renton or Jimmy in ?Quadrophenia?. In fact, a scene in which Finney disapprovingly eyes his father who is spends his evenings gawping zombie-like at the television set is pretty much echoed in ?Quadrophenia?.
Ultimately, Finney finds redemption from his youthful disillusionment in female form ? in this instance the stunningly feline Shirley Ann Field.
Even so, the film is much too gritty to be called a love story.
It closes with a hint that, although Finney and Field will end up together, their lives will not be without complications or unpleasantness and in all likelihood these will be borne of Finney?s vicious streak.
Alcoholism, abortion, and lustful adultery ? those kitchen sink staples ? are explored to a greater or lesser extent.
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Northern Alfie/QuadropheniaBy Gutterboy (388 reviews) from Sheffield , 23 Feb 2007Kind of a young rebel story in the tradition of James Dean but set in late 50s Nottingham. The frustration of the lead character was similar to that later addressed in Quadrophenia and much of the plot finds parallels in Alfie. Morrissey's favourite film apparently which is good enough recommendation for me.
Fairly AverageBy Ginny from Darlo, UK , 17 Feb 2007Very good acting but was a bit disappointed, expected something as good as Billy Liar. The story was quite bland and never really got going.. I believe Albert Finney has done better.
1060's b/w classicBy a customer from Hertford, England , 13 Nov 2006Arthur Seaton is a rebel; hates the system, the work, his fellow workers and their lifestyle. Like so many he has nothing to put in its place - so he goes out to enjoy life. As much as he feels trapped within the factory environment and rejects marriage as another form of prison he finally meets a 'nice' girl and the final scene with Shirley Anne Field walking towards the new housing estate is his reluctant acceptance of respectability and the system. Went to the Raleigh factory in the 60's to do a sixth form study on the reality of Sillitoes book. Men were more accurate than machines - the film captures all the bleakness of working class life unless you're Arthur Seaton. but even he is finally beaten physically by squaddies punishing him for an affair and mentally by the new house desired by Doreen. So well shot in black and white and a true refleection of what life is like for the men on the factory floor. And Arthur is a skilled worker, a good worker - even the supervisor in envious of his weekly wage packet. The lack of colour adds to the bleakness - even the fishing scenes, shot against a backdrop of factory chimneys. After 40 years still a powerful film.
saturday morning sunday morningBy a customer from shropshire , 25 Oct 2006old film good my mums husbands cousion is in itmum watched it as well she thought it was brillwhen she came over for a holiday
Nothing SpecialBy a customer from the Midlands , 20 Oct 2006This wasn't anything special really - A good storyline and fairly well acted. But I wouldn't rush to see it again.