The Go-Between (1971)

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The Go-Between is a 1971 British drama romance film directed by Joseph Losey. Its screenplay, by Harold Pinter, is an adaptation of the 1953 novel The Go-Between by L. P. Hartley. The film stars Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave and Dominic Guard. It won the Palme d'Or at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.

Charles Champlin in the Los Angeles Times wrote after the US premiere in November 1971 that The Go-Between was one of the best films of the previous six years. Andrew Sarris in the Village Voice labelled it the best film of the year.[28] Writing in 1985, Joanne Klein saw the filmscript "as a major stylistic and technical advance in Pinter?s work for the screen", and Foster Hirsch described it as "one of the world?s great films" in 1980.[29] In 2009, Emanuel Levy called the film "Losey's Masterpiece".[30]

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