British New Wave

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

In Karel Reisz’ Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) zet de jonge Albert Finney de working class (anti-)hero Arthur Seaton neer als een angry young man. Ontevreden met zowat alles, lijkt hij toch niet aan zijn lot te kunnen ontsnappen.
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The loneliness of the long distance runner (1962)

“Running was always a big thing in our family, specially running away from the police. It’s hard to understand. All I know is that you’ve got to run, running without knowing why, through fields and woods. And the winning post’s no end, even though the barmy crowds might be cheering themselves daft. That’s what the loneliness of a long distance runner feels like.”  
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