Category: 1960s

Burt Lancaster: A Pair of Westerns

As I grazed on a bowl of chocolate-dipped pretzels last night, it occurred to me that the movie I watched had much the same texture and flavor. The Professionals (1966) was directed by Richard Brooks. Filmed in technicolor against the crunchy backdrop of Death… Continue Reading “Burt Lancaster: A Pair of Westerns”

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  After watching a few burps (The Sandpiper, The VIPs, Dr. Faustus), Richard Burton’s acting was never finer than in Albert Albee‘s vicious play set to the screen. It was Mike Nichol‘s directorial debut. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) received 13 Academy nominations.… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Winter Project: Richard Burton, Spy

My choice for this winter’s project to educate myself on the films and story behind an actor whose filmography I know little about is Richard Burton. I am reading Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger’s novel Furious Love and watching a lot of Richard Burton films based… Continue Reading “Winter Project: Richard Burton, Spy”