Tag: books

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”

Burton: Stage or Film Star?

In the late 1950s, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Laurence Olivier, so taken by Richard Burton‘s voice and acting, proclaimed he could become the best stage actor of the 20th century. Being a film star seemed unseemly by comparison. Which would Burton rather be?… Continue Reading “Burton: Stage or Film Star?”

Are You Not Entertained? A Pair of Movies and a Book

Here are a couple of movies and a recent book I can recommend to you. You go right ahead and dislike Tom Cruise. Even if you sit in that camp, surely you can admire the star for performing his own stunts? What an exhilarating… Continue Reading “Are You Not Entertained? A Pair of Movies and a Book”