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Jackie (Pablo Larrain, Chile/France/ USA, 2016)

A complex story about story-telling, about the relationship between truth and legend, about the imaging of history, the shaping it through the construction of particular images to render them iconic, so memorable that history is not only read through them but actually reifies into those images themselves. 205 more words

Richard Burton: The Bergin Speech

Now and then, he had had a couple of drinks. I mean, that wasn’t only a joke, because he — we were shooting and he was religious about that. 167 more words


The wonderful voice of Richard Burton

Ever since I can remember I was always captivated by the wonderfully rich and melodic voice of Richard Burton. His voice is without question my personal favourite. 284 more words


Throwback Thursday: 'Cleopatra' (1963)

Caesar (Rex Harrison) and Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) discuss their power and wants.


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

“A drowning man takes down those nearest.”

I meant to watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf months ago due to the passing of Edward Albee, a terrific playwright who devised the original story and whose plays I have seen and often enjoyed. 716 more words


Shalom! and - Merry Christmas!

Shalom ceramic wall tile, c.1960s
A Christmas Story, by Richard Burton, 1966

Shalom and Merry Christmas! These two pieces have a lovely synchronicity, in shape, colour and form. 137 more words


Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (USA 1966)

Richard Burton used to reach over to Elizabeth Taylor during off-camera moments, take her breasts in his hands, and squeeze them like antique car horns, making “honk! 576 more words