Accident

1967

Action / Crime / Drama

29
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 2715

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Michael York as William
Freddie Jones as Man in Bell's Office
Dirk Bogarde as Stephen
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 7 / 10

Accident ***½ (7/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

UK 1967 English (Colour); Drama/Mystery (London Independent); 105 minutes (PG certificate)

Crew includes: Joseph Losey (Director); Harold Pinter (Screenwriter, adapting Novel by Nicholas Mosley **½ [5/10]); Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen (Producers); Gerry Fisher (Cinematographer); Carmen Dillon (Art Director); Reginald Beck (Editor); John Dankworth (Composer)

Cast includes: Dirk Bogarde (Stephen), Stanley Baker (Charley), Jacqueline Sassard (Anna), Michael York (William), Vivien Merchant (Rosalind), Delphine Seyrig (Francesca), Alexander Knox (Provost); Harold Pinter (Bell)

BAFTA nominations (4): British Film, British Actor (Bogarde), British Screenplay, British Art Direction - Colour; Golden Globe nomination: Foreign Film - English Language

"The story of a love triangle... and the four people trapped in it!"

An emotionally suppressed, Oxford University don (Bogarde) vies with a more successful (in life) academic colleague (Baker) for the affections of an exotic, icy student (Sassard), who survives a car accident that kills his favourite male tutee (York).

Second (and finest) of three collaborations between American director Losey and English playwright Pinter (briefly seen as a TV producer) takes a dim view of human nature and what cruel, selfish acts we are capable of, regardless of surface beauty and propriety.

Following his '50s emergence as a matinée idol, one of Bogarde's intellectual, grown-up dramas, during which he and Baker (total opposites) did not get along, thus aiding their on-screen rancour.

Blu-ray Extras: Documentary, Interviews, Trailer. *** (6/10)

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 10 / 10

'flashback' movie

Not as well known or as revered as the earlier Pinter, Losey collaboration, The Servant (1963) but equally fine. Harold Pinter's script is sparse and concise but its meaning clear and menacing. Indeed at times, such is the clarity of language and the depth of our understanding that we seem to know more clearly what is going on than those on the screen. It is some time since I last saw this and remembered little of the comings and goings but I remembered much of the dialogue and found myself, in the pauses, knowingly anticipating as one might have the next track on a vinyl LP. The script is perfection, Losey's direction very understanding and in complete harmony, Johnny Dankworth's music is effective but not over used and everyone performs well. Bogarde is as good as ever, the underrated Stanley Baker on top form and Jacqueline Sassard does very well in the difficult role, bouncing about between these competing males. Mostly shot in house, garden and college but there is a fine punting sequence and although on the surface not a lot seems to happen, it is surprising just how much does in this 'flashback' movie.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

If this is Pinter then count me out

ACCIDENT is a slow and staged conversation piece written by Harold Pinter. If you like highbrow intellectual discussion and the like then you might enjoy it although I found that it barely registered as a movie. The film features two fine actors, Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker, playing rival professors who just so happen to be sleeping with the same girl. Much is made of the opening car accident scene and the film strives hard to work up an air of mystery regarding the events surrounding it, but I found it all largely uninteresting and trivial. The characters are unlikeable across the board and the film's continuing attempts to be highbrow and artistic make it a real bore to sit through. When the subject matter is something as unimportant and uninteresting as affairs then it all feels very lacklustre.

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