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Directed by John Schlesinger
Produced by Joseph Janni
Written by Frederic Raphael
Starring Laurence Harvey
Dirk Bogarde
Julie Christie
Music by John Dankworth
Cinematography Kenneth Higgins
Editing by James Clark
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated (UK), Embassy Pictures (USA)
Release date(s) August 3, 1965
Running time 128 min.
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £400,000 (estimated)

Darling is a 1965 British comedy/drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, and Laurence Harvey. It is considered one of Schlesinger's best films and an insightful satire of mid-sixties British culture. It was a breakout role for young actress Julie Christie, who, much like her character Diana, went on to become an international star.



Darling tells the story of a trendy young woman named Diana Scott (Julie Christie) who uses her sex appeal to achieve fame and fortune. Initially she draws the attention of a television journalist (Dirk Bogarde) and convinces him to give up his family to be with her. After growing increasingly bored with this relationship, she begins moving and sleeping around in the upper circles of society. She secures increasingly important modeling and acting roles, attracting the attention of the international nobility, but real happiness proves harder to attain.


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The movie was nominated for six BAFTA Awards and won four: Best British Actress -Julie Christie; Best British Actor - Dirk Bogarde; Best British Art Direction - Ray Simm; and Best British Screenplay - Frederic Raphael.


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