Funny you mention Julie Christie's career in relation to WB and HCW. I've since learned more about Julie and Warren and , in fact, the film industry in the seventies, thanks to Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, among other books, but I was 9 or 10 when I first saw HCW (on cable), and while it wasn't difficult to find information on WB, as his career was in full swing around that time, Julie Christie was a mystery to me for many years, more of a myth than an actual working actress I might be able to see in any number of films.
I'd read and heard stories of her great beauty and talent, but after HCW, as far as I was concerned, she fell off the Earth! And this went on for years. Recently, I've seen Away From Her, and any number of her performances thanks to TCM (I am watchingHCW on TCM as I type this, and I hope it stays in their rotation). But in 1978, it was no easy thing for a 9-10 year old to be able to see Julie Christie in any film at all, other than HCW, despite her great reputation. All discussion and anything written about her was in the past tense, yet I knew she was alive and, presumably, well. As I said, she was a myth and a mystery!
IDK if what I'm trying to say is coming across, but anyway I'm glad that things are different now.
julie christie is an amazing talent. 'darling'; 'far from the madding crowd'; 'the go-between'---all amazing perfs.