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Sons and Lovers

6.8
187
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Original title
Sons and Lovers
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
T.E.B. Clarke, Gavin Lambert (Novel: D. H. Lawrence)
Music
Mario Nascimbene
Cinematography
Freddie Francis (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Twentieth Century-Fox
Genre
Drama | Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Movie Groups
D. H. Lawrence Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Set in an English mining town, the film focuses on Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell), the sensitive son of a roughhewn, alcoholic miner (Trevor Howard) and his gentle, repressed wife (Wendy Hiller). Intent on becoming an artist, Paul is not above depending upon the financial kindnesses of the young women of the town. Many of the girls carry a torch for him, but his strong bonds to his mother leave him emotionally sapped. Freddie Francis's evocative, grimy industrial-town cinematography won him an Academy Award. Despite censorial restrictions, this admirably captures the essence of the dour Lawrence original.
Awards
1960: Oscar: Best Cinematography B&W. 7 Nominations
1960: Golden Globes: Best Director. 5 Nominations
1960: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best British Actress (Hiller)
1960: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1960: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1960: National Board of Review: Best Film and Director
1960: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Director (ex-aequo)
1960: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d´Or (Best Film)
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