251 - Darling - 3 stars
The shallowness of celebrity is savagely exposed in this film that sees Julie Christie sleep her way from TV interviewee to Italian Princess thanks to an amoral attitude and a gravity defying push up bra that must have been an inspiration the creators of the wonderbra.
Filmed in black and white, Schleisenger uses visual tricks that evoke the feel of the French New Wave and Fellini.
It is a credit to Julie Christie that despite her faults there is something incredibly watchable and endearing about 'Darling' that allows her to rise above the new found celebrities who are famous for being famous, like the dreaded Paris Hilton.
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