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Alfie

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Original title
Alfie
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Bill Naughton
Music
Sonny Rollins
Cinematography
Otto Heller
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
For Alfie, the only real life is sex life; only then can he kid himself he is living. Sex is not used as the working-class boy's way to 'the top'. Executive status has no appeal for Alfie. Nor has class mobility. He is quite content to stay where he is, as long as the 'birds' are in 'beautiful condition', as he assures us they are in one of the candid, over-the-shoulder asides to the camera which the film carries over from "Tom Jones". The film shows how much of the 'swinging 60's' quality of London life was a male creation, and through the dominance of the fashion photographers, a male prerogative.
Awards
1966: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including Movie, Actor (Caine), Supporting Actress (Merchant)
1966: Golden Globes: Best English-Language Foreign Film. 7 Nominations
1966: BAFTA Awards: Best Promising Newcomer (Merchant). 6 nominations
1966: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
1966: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1966: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Supporting Actress (Merchant)
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