The Servant (1963) Film Review

The Servant
DIRECTOR: Joseph Losey
BOTTOM LINE: Adapted by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham’s novella and directed by Joseph Losey, “The Servant” has a definite current of homoeroticism lurking beneath its master (James Fox) and servant (Dirk Bogarde) power play. A savage indictment of the waning British class system, it’s one of the most chilling films ever made. Remade, in all but name, by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg as “Performance” in1970 with Fox in a similar role and Mick Jagger stepping into Bogarde’s shoes. Winner of Best Screenplay of 1964 from the NYFCC. The stunning black and white cinematography is by Douglas Slocombe
POST TITLE: Fifty-Four Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967)
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SUBCATEGORY: Queer Film
STREAMING: Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+

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