My Films: Day 9

Becket, 1964

Another film first seen at the cinema but this time it was, I think, in Reading. It was a school trip for History class. Followed shortly thereafter by a trip to Canterbury Cathedral, of course!

My first real introduction to both Burton and O’Toole and I exited the cinema not knowing which of them I was the more besotted with. Two acting loves that have stayed with me and I will not be surprised if their names pop up again during the course of this project. (However, I did not learn to love History and I swiftly transferred my academic affections to Physics. )

Becket is another of my bum-numbing films – completely gripping and 2 hrs 28 passes swiftly – though with talents such as Burton, O’Toole, Gielgud and Aylmer together on one screen- why would it not be so..

It is only today that I have learned that Elizabeth Taylor also appears, uncredited, in this film.

Wikipedia | IMDB

Directed byPeter Glenville
Produced byHal B. Wallis
Written byEdward Anhalt
Based onBecket
by Jean Anouilh
StarringRichard Burton
Peter O’Toole
John Gielgud
Music byLaurence Rosenthal
CinematographyGeoffrey Unsworth

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