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Women in Love (1969) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Ken Russell and produced by Martin Rosen, Larry Kramer and Roy Baird.

Academy Awards 1970 --- Ceremony Number 43 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressGlenda JacksonWon
Best CinematographyBilly WilliamsNominated
Best DirectorKen RussellNominated
Best WritingLarry KramerNominated
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Gerald Crich: Rupert, what is it you really want?
Rupert Birkin: I want to sit with my beloved in a field, with daisies growing all around us.


Rupert Birkin: I do believe in a permanent union between a man and a woman. Chopping about is merely an exhaustive process. But a permanent relationship between a man and a woman isn't the last word. lt certainly isn't.
Gerald Crich: Quite.
Rupert Birkin: We have to take down this love-and-marriage ideal from its pedestal. We want something broader. I believe in the additional perfect relationship, between man and man. Additional to marriage.
Gerald Crich: I don't see how they can be the same.
Rupert Birkin: No, not the same, but equally important... equally creative, equally sacred, if you like.
Gerald Crich: I know you believe something like that. Only, I can't feel it, do you see?


Ursula Brangwen: And all men are either lovers or husbands. Why not both?
Rupert Birkin: No. One excludes the other.


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According to director Ken Russell, the film is set in the year 1920, just two years after the end of World War I.
According to Larry Kramer in his book, "We Must Love One Another or Die: The Life and Legacies of Larry Kramer", both Faye Dunaway and Vanessa Redgrave were approached to play the role of Ursula.
Considered, along with Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool, to be among the first mainstream movies to feature male frontal nudity.
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