Category: Winter Project: Classic Male Actors

Winter Project: Burt Lancaster

It’s time to assign myself a classic actor whose work I am unfamiliar with. As I scanned the filmography of Burt Lancaster, I realized how few films of his I’ve actually seen. This includes the 1962 classic, Birdman of Alcatraz! So, just like previous… Continue Reading “Winter Project: Burt Lancaster”

Good bye, Richard

Winter has come and gone, so I say Adieu to this year’s focus, Richard Burton. I finished the entertaining biography, Furious Love, by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger. Diving into his private journals, letters and exploring artifacts and associations, they created an in-depth portrayal… Continue Reading “Good bye, Richard”

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?”