Karel Reisz — Czechoslovakian Director born on July 21, 1926, died on November 25, 2002

Karel Reisz was a Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in 1950s and 1960s British cinema... (wikipedia)

Heroism in a bad cause.
The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
I'm now beginning to feel that the pessimistic vision is not for the movies.
A big element of what they regard as conformity is simply a desire to have an audience.
Minority views expressed in films simply don't sell tickets.