Adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding chronicling the life, loves and adventures of the charming Tom.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Tom Jones is a 1963 British adventure-comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749), starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. It was one of the most critically acclaimed and popular comedies of its time, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film was directed by Tony Richardson and the screenplay was adapted by playwright John Osborne. The film has an unusual comic style: the opening sequence is performed in the manner of a silent film, and characters sometimes break the fourth wall, often by looking directly into the camera and addressing the audience, and going so far as to have the character of Tom Jones suddenly appearing to notice the camera and covering the lens with his hat. Tom Jones was a success both critically and at the box-office. At the 36th Academy Awards, it was nominated for ten Oscars, winning four: Best Picture, Best Director for Richardson, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. It also won two Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and three BAFTA Awards including Best Film and Best British Film. In 1999 the British Film Institute named it the 51st greatest British film of the 20th Century.
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Wins Best English-Language Foreign Film Best Motion Picture – Comedy Most Promising Newcomer – Male (Albert Finney) (tied with Stathis Giallelis for America, America (1963) and Robert Walker Jr. for The Ceremony (1963). Nominations Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy (Albert Finney) Best Motion Picture Director (Tony Richardson) Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith) Best Supporting Actress (Joan Greenwood)
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