Billy Liar Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Helen Fraser, Leonard Rossiter

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Stuck in the Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton in the 1950s, Billy escapes reality by retreating into his own fantasy-world where success comes easy, he gets his way with all the girls, and life is excitement all the way. Back in the dreary routine of everyday existence, he finds himself trapped by the fact of adulthood and the responsibility that comes with it.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Dave Kernick

BILLY LIAR has been shot in 1963 in the northern part of England and is the second movie of John Schlesinger.

Tom Courtenay plays the character of William Fisher, a young man who, most of the time, lives in the imaginary world of Ambrosia, a world he has created in his dreams so that he can conveniently escapes the reality of his life. One day, Julie Christie gives him the opportunity to leave his hometown. What will he do ?

Highly recommended.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Billy Liar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book    -   play

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