Film screening: The Rage of D.H. Lawrence with Anthony Burgess
- Wed 14 Oct 2015
- 6:30 pm
In this 1985 documentary, Burgess considers D.H. Lawrence’s status as literary outsider. Broadcast during Lawrence’s centenary year for The South Bank Show, the release of the film coincided with the publication of Flame into Being, Burgess’s biography of D.H. Lawrence. The film includes readings from Ian McKellen and features Burgess visiting locations in Lawrence’s home town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, revealing how provincialism and isolation inspired the author’s work and attempting to establish why the much misunderstood writer was widely disliked by the local community during his lifetime and following his death. Written and presented by Anthony Burgess. Directed by Jill Freeman. Part of the Burgess on Screen exhibition season. Running time: 60 minutes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.