According to Mr Norman, he made his selection based on what people would want to watch again and again, with youngsters today enjoying them as much as when they were first made
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As you may have seen from the new homescreen and from previous announcements the first part of the Dirk Bogarde season at the BFI gets underway very shortly.
The programme includes a selection of Dirk’s British films from the 1960’s, including Victim, The Servant and Our Mother’s House. There is also a screening of the BBC documentary made in 2001 – Arena: The Private Dirk Bogarde.
The season begins with Victim on the 3rd August.
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Despair was shown at the 64th International Film Festival in Cannes – where Fassbinder’s version of the Nabokov novel received its first screening in 1978.
Recently restored under the supervision of the cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, the new print of Despair was included in the Cannes Classics section of the Festival. It is also expected to be part of the forthcoming season of Dirk’s films at BFI Southbank, and will shortly be available as a DVD.
Although he was unhappy with the director’s cut, Dirk took lasting pride in his performance as Hermann Hermann, the deeply troubled owner of a chocolate factory.
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Also a remastered version of Libel was released by Warner Bros recently.
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And finally Song Without End has also been released by Sony/Columbia Classics, however it is only available through Amazon in the US.
Monday 28th March was the 90th anniversary of Dirk’s birth.
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