Olivier was impressed with Finch's acting and encouraged him to move to London, his birthplace. In this sense, Sunday Bloody Sunday was a considerable departure from Schlesinger's previous film Midnight Cowboywhich portrayed its gay characters as alienated and self-loathing, as well as other gay-themed films of the era, including Boys in the Band and Some of My Best Friends Are Good acting should teach people to understand rather than judge. Suffered his fatal heart attack in the lobby of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on January 14, Not only because of its unflinching portrayal of a difficult love affair, but because it was a timely reminder that for some people the love that dare not speak its name is still a painful reality. Was discovered by Laurence Olivier in when Olivier and his theatrical company, which included his wife Vivien Leighwere conducting a tour of Australia, Olivier signed the young Aussie to a personal contract and Finch became part of Olivier's theatrical company, traveling back to London with his new employer. Ruled by the National Party, the country was racist, misogynist, anti-semitic and, of course, homophobic.
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It is unapologetically a film about the riven lives of three people who just happen to be who they are. He was a politician in San Francisco, murdered, along with the mayor, by a homophobic colleague. The film is significant for its time in that Finch's homosexual character is depicted as successful and relatively well-adjusted, and not particularly upset by his sexuality. The Australian Women's Weekly. Finch made a series of unsuccessful Hollywood films: It affected us deeply. Sophia Loren in JudithMelina Mercouri in