Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Bed-Sitting Room”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX3ltFkrngY

The Bed-Sitting Room is one of those oddball comedies from the 1960s that seemed to be possible thanks to a generalized countercultural outlook informed by some combination of drugs, free love, rock ‘n’ roll and fear of nuclear holocaust, the latter being the especially active ingredient in this post-apocalyptic black comedy. Movies were made at that time for relatively little money and only required a modest return (this was the days before the blockbuster and the franchise set the standard for profits), and mainstream audiences were perhaps a little more adventurous than they are now. There was also a remarkable lineup of writers, performers and directors who were willing to produce these labor-of-love films. In this case, the director is Richard Lester, who directed the Beatles movies, and the performers make up a high-end ensemble of character actors that it is difficult to imagine putting together now.

Here is the cast as they appear in the credits, in order of height:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3p-HpiB_XI&feature=related

Part 2

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op36hxdGA8U&feature=related

Part 3

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDfyEfSVxYA

Part 4

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHM-hd15nPM

Part 5

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD84YT7vRuQ

Part 6

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vvyop6Vl_A

Part 7

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PcAAPd6gsk

Part 8

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgu08zh5j1o&feature=related

Part 9

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