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Victim (BFI Film Classics) by John Coldstream

By John Coldstream

From Amazon: "Victim (1961) used to be a landmark movie, not just for Dirk Bogarde in taking up the position of the title’s sufferer - the gay barrister who takes at the blackmailers who prey on homosexual males - but in addition within the own lives of many that went to determine the movie. Its message concerning the want for society to take away, through decriminalization, a method of persecuting a particular minority was once one with which Bogarde pointed out absolutely, yet may, for visible purposes, champion simply via a piece of fiction. James Mason and Jack Hawkins had became down the function; Bogarde, with extra to lose than both of them, seized it with have fun with. released to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s free up, John Coldstream’s insightful research addresses the film’s value within the crusade to decriminalize homosexuality; the contribution of its stars Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms to its emotional impression; and the danger Bogarde took in taking over the important role."

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Edward II lacked his father's military talents. His invasion of 1310 achieved nothing due to Bruce's strategy of avoidance. By 1314, the situation was critical, as the Scots were besieging Stirling, and the king was obliged to relieve the castle. In March 1314, Edward mustered 2500 cavalry and over 20,000 foot raised from Wales, the Midlands and the northern counties. It is likely that his infantry was considerably reduced in number by midsummer, the date by which he had pledged to relieve Stirling.

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