Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Directed by John Schlesinger • 1971 • United Kingdom
Starring Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head

John Schlesinger followed his iconic MIDNIGHT COWBOY with this deeply personal take on love and sex. SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Directed by John Schlesinger • 1971 • United Kingdom
    Starring Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head

    John Schlesinger followed his iconic MIDNIGHT COWBOY with this deeply personal take on love and sex. SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a...

Extras

  • John Schlesinger at the AFI

    These illustrated audio excerpts from a seminar given by John Schlesinger at the American Film Institute on April 9, 1975, feature the director’s thoughts on working with writers and actors, as well as his recollections about the making of SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY.

  • Murray Head on SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

    The following interview, conducted in 2012, features actor and musician Murray Head reminiscing about his experiences making SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY.

  • Billy Williams on SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

    In the following interview, conducted in 2012, Oscar-winning cinematographer Billy Williams talks about his approach to filming SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY.

  • Luciana Arrighi on SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

    Conducted in 2012, this interview with Oscar-winning production designer Luciana Arrighi focuses on her careful attention to detail in envisioning the settings for SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY.

  • William J. Mann on SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY

    The following program, conducted in 2012, features author William J. Mann (“Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger”) discussing the making and release of SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY and the film’s ultimate success.

  • Michael Childers on John Schlesinger

    In this interview, conducted in 2012, photographer Michael Childers, John Schlesinger’s longtime parter, shares his memories of the Oscar-winning filmmaker and reflects on the highly personal nature of his work.