A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

DVD - 2016
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Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2016]
Edition: DVD edition., Two-DVD special edition.
ISBN: 9781681431956
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION TAS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (100 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,mono,Dolby Digital 1.0,rda
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NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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jonnybroom
Aug 01, 2019

Films don’t get braver than this, which tackles interracial relationships, teen pregnancy and the dignity of gay people. It feels very real even now, nearly sixty years after its making. I enjoyed it and felt a lot of empathy for its characters.

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Starpoem
Feb 19, 2019

Excellent acting & vivid depiction of 1950's working class Manchester. More of a character sketch than a satisfying story.

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nivlem
Feb 17, 2019

Terrific. And it still holds up after almost 60 years. Gritty and unsentimental but you really care about the 2 leads.
It also pairs up nicely with the first few series of Call The Midwife which shares the same milieu. (Note: not the later CTM series - they seem to be getting more sentimental and mawkish each year.)

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