I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to British director Tony Richardson’s 1965 film The Loved One – adapted from the 1948 novel of the same name by celebrated British writer Evelyn Waugh. My readers can also read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 15, 1990 (read here). This film version of Waugh’s aforementioned book hits and misses for the very same reasons Cox so eloquently states in his intro. I also agree with this very fascinating write-up about the film on the TCM website (read here).
Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The Loved One (the sound comes on at the 0:15 mark)
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer