A rollicking comedic condensation of Fielding's sprawling novel about a lusty young man's adventures in 18th-Century England, TOM JONES was an enormous box office success that won four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Direction, and Best Score.
Featuring superb performances from Albert Finney and Susannah York and marking the film debut of Lynn Redgrave, TOM JONES is a brilliant melding of naturalistic 18th-Century backgrounds with frantic, Keystone Kops-style slapstick and silent film devices like undercranking, titles, wipes,
stop-motion photography, etc. Cutting down and molding Fielding's huge 1749 episodic novel was a gargantuan task. Screenwr...