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The L-Shaped Room

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Cicely Courtneidge sings "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty" in this film - as used at the beginning of The Queen Is Dead.


From The Face, July, 1984:

"Once you've said you're miserable what's left for you to write about?


Ooh. There's so much buried in the past to steal from, one's resources are limitless. I'm not saying everything I write has been written before but most of the way I feel comes from the cinema. I fed myself on films like A Taste Of Honey, The L-Shaped Room."


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The L-Shaped Room is a 1962 British kitchen sink drama film directed by Bryan Forbes, based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Lynne Reid Banks. It tells the story of Jane Fosset (Leslie Caron), a young French woman, unmarried and pregnant, who moves into a cheap London boarding house, befriending a young man, Toby (Tom Bell), in the building. The work is considered part of the kitchen sink realism school of British drama.Caron's performance earned her the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for best actress, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.