Greatest Films of the s Alice's Restaurant , minutes, D: Arthur Penn. The Arrangement , minutes, D: Elia Kazan Kazan's introspective, pretentious R-rated soap-opera melodrama rated as one of his worst films , was based upon his own trashy best-selling novel. It was a bold, semi-experimental film with some nudity and sexual situations - representative of the very frank and honest films emerging in the late s. Although unsatisfyingly married to beautiful, nagging loyal and smart-minded Florence Deborah Kerr , Eddie was engaged in a long-running extra-marital affair with a beautiful mistress, his research assistant. He attempted suicide by deliberately steering his sports car convertible into the undercarriage of a truck next to him on the freeway. After surviving and hospitalization, and refusing to return to work, he subsequently explored and reevaluated his life and how he had squandered his own talent.
A tale of a lonely working-class Yorkshire boy, who turns from a life of comic books and shoplifting when he finds a baby kestrel and decides to raise and train it. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
In , Ken Loach opened a window onto the world of a working-class, Northern year-old in his film, Kes. David Bradley was brilliantly cast as Billy Casper, a boy with no real prospects who finds a brief respite from life in his relationship with the kestrel he finds and trains. Thirty years on, Kes is perhaps still Loach's best-known and loved film.