Cinema: Dead Center

IN CELEBRATION Directed by LINDSAY ANDERSON Screenplay by DAVID STOREY

This was David Storey's second play, written before he had fully found and measured his silences. Only Pinter can make the unspoken as eloquent as Storey, can round an intimation into a metaphor, a nuance into a theme. Storey's plays make strange music, strike notes that reverberate just on the edge of consciousness.

In Celebration concerns the 40th wedding anniversary of the Shaws, and their three sons who return home to make an occasion of it. Mr. Shaw (Bill Owen) has a weak heart from working in the coal mines of Northern England....

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