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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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Rupert Birkin: It almost breaks my heart. My beloved country. It had something to express, even when it made this chair. Now all we can do is to fish amongst rubbish heaps... for remnants of the old expression. There's no production in us anymore... just sordid and foul mechanicalness.
Ursula Brangwen: I hate your past. I'm sick of it.
Rupert Birkin: Not as sick as I am of the accursed present.
Ursula Brangwen: Well, I don't want the past to take its place. I don't want old things.
Rupert Birkin: The truth is, we don't want things at all. The thought of a house and furniture of my own is hateful to me.


Gerald Crich: You know, I always believe in love, in true love. But where do you find it nowadays?
Rupert Birkin: I don't know. Life has all kinds of things. There isn't only one road.
Gerald Crich: I don't care how it is with me... as long as I feel... that I've lived. I don't care how it is, as long as I feel that.


Gerald Crich: By God, l'd just concluded that nothing mattered in the world... except somebody to take the edge off one's being alone.


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Is ranked #87 on the British Film Insitute's top 100.
Both Oliver Reed and Alan Bates were initially apprehensive about filming the legendary wrestling scene due to insecurity over who had the largest "member". Eventually, after both actors got drunk, compared sizes and realized there was little difference between the two, filming continued with relative ease.
According to director Ken Russell, the film is set in the year 1920, just two years after the end of World War I.
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