One of the best films of the '60's.
Darling is a film about beauty, selfishness and regret. Julie Christie is stunning as Diana Scott, model and manipulator. She uses her looks, her 'pizazz' to hook already-married Dirk Bogarde and then flits off to headier game in the shape of Laurence Harvey and Jose Luis de Villalonga (Breakfast At Tiffanys). Dirk Bogarde is at his best as the endearingly handsome and gentle interviewer who falls hard for Christie, and it is always a joy to see Laurence Harvey (remember Room At The Top?) greasing his way through life with his bouffant hairdo.
Although the clothes are obviously 60's - mini skirts, white boots, swinging hair - somehow this film hasn't aged. It's jolly good entertainment, taking us, together with the characters from having just about everything, to discontent and regret. It's a gem of a film - compact and tight and thoroughly absorbing.