Friday, October 13, 2006

Gypsies and Tramps

At the height of the sexual revolution, moviegoers were going crazy for movies based on scandalous English literature (Ulysses, The Fox, etc.), a trend that reached its peak with Ken Russell's film of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love in 1969. One year later, Lawrence's novella, The Virgin and the Gypsy, was turned into a film with Franco Nero starring as a swarthy wanderer who awakens funny new feelings in a prim English country girl. In typically subtle Lawrence fashion, it all climaxes (ahem) with her being deflowered while her house is consumed by a flooding river. The film was mostly forgotten soon after and has been maddeningly difficult to see ever since, but it's worth checking out on one of its rare TV showings. The soundtrack by future British TV staple Patrick Gowers is spare but haunting, with a great main theme and a few dashes of period tunes for additional flavor.

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