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Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers is a 1960 film which tells the story of a young man, both repulsed and drawn to his mother, who is afraid to leave her but wants to go out on his own, and his need to experience love. It stars Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure, William Lucas and Donald Pleasence.

The movie was adapted by T.E.B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert from the novel by D.H. Lawrence. It was directed by Jack Cardiff.

It won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Trevor Howard), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mary Ure), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Sons and Lovers was made into a television miniseries in 1981. It starred Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell and Lynn Dearth. It was adapted by Trevor Griffiths and directed by Stuart Burge.