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A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave

A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave

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"A film that genuinely changed British cinema for ever"
The Guardian

In post-war industrial Yorkshire, social climbing Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) aims to woo the boss’s daughter as he attempts to reach the top of his profession. But when his working class background hampers his efforts, Joe seeks solace with the unhappily married Alice (Simone Signoret) – an affair that will have dire consequences.

A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave. Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Signoret and Best Adapted Screenplay, this kitchen sink classic is available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK to mark the film's 60th anniversary.

"A film that genuinely changed British cinema for ever"
The Guardian

In post-war industrial Yorkshire, social climbing Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) aims to woo the boss’s daughter as he attempts to reach the top of his profession. But when his working class background hampers his efforts, Joe seeks solace with the unhappily married Alice (Simone Signoret) – an affair that will have dire consequences.

A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Jack Clayton’s Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave. Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Signoret and Best Adapted Screenplay, this kitchen sink classic is available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK to mark the film's 60th anniversary.

Extras

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • The Visit (1959, 35 mins): Jack Gold’s quietly devastating drama portraying the everyday life of a working-class single woman
  • The West Riding in Archive Film: Bradford Town Hall Square (1896, 2 mins); Bailey’s Royal Buxton Punch and Judy Show in Halifax (1901, 3 mins); Tram Ride into Halifax (1902, 4 mins); Halifax Day by Day (1910, 2 mins); We of the West Riding (1945, 21 mins); This Town (1969, 8 mins): everyday Yorkshire life captured across a century of dramatic change
  • Original trailer
  • Feature commentary by Neil Sinyard (2009)
  • Feature commentary by Dr Josephine Botting (2019)
  • Image galleries
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing by John Oliver, Kieron McCormack, Michael Brooke and Vic Pratt and full film credits

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SKU 5035673013434
Catalogue Number BFIB1343
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1959
Director jack Clayton
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 117 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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