Saturday night and Sunday morning ( edition) | Open LibraryA film guide that looks at Saturday Night and Sunday Morning , a seminal British film from the s about a working class man who lives for the weekend. This guide is useful for exploring topics including PSHE Education and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding health and wellbeing, love and relationships, family, abuse, literature and adaptations, authors and characters, and books and plays. Marvellous British drama that tells the tale of two schoolchildren, Romeo and 'Knocks', and their fractious friendship. Cert ificate. Duration 90 mins. A memorable drama that involves a pregnant teenage girl who shares a flat with an openly gay man. Duration 96 mins.
Saturday night and Sunday morning
Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A hard-drinking, hard-fighting hooligan, he knows what he wants, and he's sharp enough to get it. Before long, his carryings-on with a couple of married women become the stuff of local gossip. But then one evening he meets a young girl and life begins to look less simple…. The film of the novel, starring Albert Finney, transformed British cinema and was much imitated.
It was adapted by Sillitoe into a film starring Albert Finney , directed by Karel Reisz , and in was adapted by David Brett as a play for the Nottingham Playhouse , with Ian McKellen playing one of his first leading roles. The novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is split into two unequal parts: the bulk of the book, Saturday Night, and the much smaller second part, Sunday Morning. Saturday Night begins in a working man's club in Nottingham. Arthur Seaton is 21 years old, and enjoying a night out with Brenda, the wife of a colleague at work. Challenged to a drinking contest, Arthur defeats "Loudmouth" before falling down the stairs drunk. Brenda takes him home with her and they spend the night together.
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