P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:01       More about  films on 446      THE FILM   REVIEW PAGE   A KIND OF LOVING Channel 4 Tomorrow at 10.00pm Starring Alan Bates as Vic June Ritchie as Ingrid H—lds Bolam as Jeff Thora Hird as Mrs Rothwell Directed by John Schlesinger 1962 Duration 130mins 1/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:01  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  A Kind of Loving Adapted from Stan Barstow's finely observed book of the salf n—lf, this film stars Alan Bates (in only his second major film role) as Vic, a young northerner. Vic, like Albert Finney in Saturday Night And Sunday Morning and a host of other heroes (or anti-heroes if you prefer), is the one they won't tie down At his sister's wedding, he carelessly remarks that if any woman wanted to trap him in matrimony "they'd have to get up early" - and so the scene is set  2/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2204:12  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  A Kind of Loving For a debut performance, June Ritchie's as the captivating Ingrid is quite exceptional. In contrast to the self-assured Vic, Ingrid is shy and insecure, the result of an overbearing mother whose forceful personality soon drives a wedge between them. Ritchie plays the role with a naturalism that belies her inexperience reflecting each new crisis, emotion and situation in a series of personalities.  4/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2211:12  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  A Kind of Loving Thora Hird is particularly memorable as Ingrid's dictatorial mother whose inflexibility is central to the drama which unfolds between Bates and Ritchie There is indeed little to criticise in Schlesinger's film which inexplicably received an X-rating in 1962 much to the disappointment of its director. Irrespective of how you care to categorise the film however, it remains to my mind one of the most beautiful and brilliant products of the British cinema in the '60s. Bobb Strongman  6/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:10  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  A Kind of Loving Individuality meets convention head on when Vic falls in love with Ingrid, a beautiful young secretary with an undeserved reputation as a man-eater. Assisted by the unmistakable influence of Keith Waterhouse as co-author of the screenplay, this is not so much a portrait of northern life, as a portrait of life set in the North. There is a certain inevitability in Vic's ultimate fate - not because of the form of the drama, but because of the film's commitment to reflect human nature.  3/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts
P445 ORACLE 445 Sat29 Jul C4 2204:15  4-Tel      FILM  REVIEW  A Kind of Loving On either side of Bates and Ritchie are a variety of supporting players, each representing the natural extension of the central characters' egos. James Bolam, a likely lad long before Rodney Bewes came along, epitomises the unconcerned freedom of the group which Bates is soon to leave. For the other side Patsy Rowlands as the incessantly chattering Dot provides a hint of the less attractive side to Ingrid's character.  5/6 More Films Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts