Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Today Should Have Been Brilliant...

...but it's been kind of awful. Still, it's Richard Burton’s birthday today and he’s only one of the most brilliant actors to grace the silver screen – womanising and alcoholism aside. I wouldn’t bother to do a retrospective on him, though in all his brilliance he does deserve one. Today’s been kind of awful, but George will not be kept back.

In other news, Alan Menken got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. I’m not the biggest fan of Menken’s work, but who can deny the brilliance of this?

Not I.
Happy Wednesday night.
(PS. I want to make babies with Sherie Rene Scott. No kidding.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Encore! Encore!

Richard Burton was amazing, I'm sorry I missed his birthday. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is staggeringly beautiful in that horrific way when the collision of people leave collateral emotional bits strewn about a yard to be cleaned up in the ensuing morning by others who only heard the brutality from next door, or worse, in the room upstairs.

One of my favorite films of all times period. You won't find a better performance by Burton or Taylor or for that matter, one of Mike Nichols greatest accomplishments.

A retrospective. I'd love to write one on Burton that would truly be an exercise in devotion.