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London Film Festival: Terence Davies reveals his favourite films

Posted at 3:00 pm, October 20, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment
Terence Davies on the set of Deep Blue Sea

It was camp factor ten at Time Out’s Filmmaker in Focus event at BFI Southbank last night as British director Terence Davies offered a wry commentary to a selection of clips of his favourite films. The refrain of ,‘Isn’t it just gorgeous?!’ echoed over segments from 1958 Danny Kaye vehicle ‘Merry Andrew’ and Doris Day’s ‘The Pajama Game’ (1957), while Davies also expressed his love for such films as ‘Victim’, ‘Autumn Sonata’ and ‘Night of the Hunter’. Of course, Davies reeled off a number of witty yarns about his own experiences as a moviemaker, too, including lunches with slick American film execs who were urging him not to kill off Lily Bart at the end of ‘The House of Mirth’, plus the ‘erotic’ undertow of listening to the shipping forecast as a child. Davies will present his new film, ‘The Deep Blue Sea’, as the closing gala of this year’s festival.

Read our review of The Deep Blue Sea and find out what happened when we visited the set in late 2010.

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