dar·ling / ˈdärling/ • n. used as an affectionate form of address to a beloved person. ∎ a lovable or endearing person. ∎ a person who is particularly popular with a certain group: the darling of the media. • adj. beloved: his darling wife. ∎ (esp. in affected use) pretty; charming: a darling little pillbox hat. DERIVATIVES: dar·ling·ness n.
Darling ★★★½ 1965
Amoral young model Diana Scott (Christie) tries to hold boredom at bay by having a number of love affairs. She moves from intellectual Robert (Bogarde) to playboy Miles (Harvey) and eventually joins the international jet set and manages to reach the top of European society by marrying a prince. Diana then learns what an empty life she has. Christie won an Oscar for her portrayal of the disillusioned, cynical young woman. 122m/B VHS, DVD . GB Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, Jose-Luis De Villalon-ga, Roland Curram; D: John Schlesinger; W: Frederic Raphael; C: Ken Higgins; M: John Dank-worth. Oscars '65: Actress (Christie), Costume Des. (B&W), Story & Screenplay; British Acad. '65: Actor (Bogarde), Actress (Christie), Screenplay; Golden Globes '66: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review '65: Actress (Christie), Director (Schlesinger); N.Y. Film Critics '65: Actress (Christie), Director (Schlesinger), Film.