Richard Burton – Look back in anger – Movie Trailer

this is [very] American trailer for the screenplay of John Osbourne’s groundbreaking play Look Back in Anger. It loses the entire content of the play ….

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31 Responses

  1. "I'm always last in the cue when they are giving out information." ~ Jimmy — I can relate. Love this film. Richard Burton was a beast actors, actor. He had it all!!! Loved it.

  2. Wow Richard Burton certainly knew how to project anger and passion in equal measure – the kind that male actors these days can only dream of! A landmark film and a great one.

  3. I don't agree, this is a fine adaptation of John Osborne's play and it sums up a lot about Jimmy Porter: his inner turmoil, his anger and bitterness with the world. I enjoyed it, one of Richard Burton's greatest performances.

  4. She acted with Burton a couple of times, most notably in Where Eagles Dare in which she again acquitted herself well. She wasn't the first person to make questionable romantic choices and she won't be the last. It's an odd profession for self destructive relationships. Look at Burton and Taylor

  5. Yes, then she married Robert Shaw.
    I wish she'd never married any of them; two 'big' men who knew diddly-squat about respect for the woman you love. Both of them broke Mary, no two-ways about it.

    She should've opened that acting school in Glasgow – and then we'd never have heard of her? Maybe we would have, she was talented.

  6. That being said, many of Burton's performances were utterly astounding, including Equus, Beckett & particularly The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. With 7 nominations he is to my mind the greatest actor never to win an Oscar."Pantomime actor"? i doubt very much if anyone who knows anything about film, theatre or acting would agree.

  7. One thing Burton was not was a "pantomime actor" he was large in the way that all classical theatre actors were, and at times this could be too overbearing for the intimacy of a camera if the director/cinematographer did not understand this & parked the camera on him. In this way he differed greatly from Olivier who was an actor of small gesture & tiny tricks, making him perfectly suited to the medium of film

  8. can we talk about how the voiceover says "the biting shock of the dialogue" cut to richard burton screaming "wrap it up, will you?! stop ringing those bells!" which isn't dialogue at all… it's just him screaming. there were really good exchanges in this that they could have easily gone with and it would have been much more effective, but no, they chose that..

  9. @ChocolateFrogPrince Ask yourself this; Which British socio-political dramas written for film, TV or theatre in the last 20 years will be regarded with the same esteem that LBIA is two decades hence?

    Rather puts the efforts of all those in schemes like In Yer Face into perspective doesn't it?

  10. @ChocolateFrogPrince Osborne Amis et al were writing for their own sake and from a position of education and observation. They carefully thought out all of their points and when they put them across they made perfect sense. Too many modern theatre projects dont do that. Empty vessels making lots of noise paid for by schemes oh-so-desparate to tick all the PC boxes.

  11. @xXTheSockRockerXx A taste of Honey was more a commentary on social moral attitude rather than socio-political class and social engineering, but your point is well taken.

    I'm always a little suspicious of modern projects like In Yer Face. Lots of young people get together to be controversial about current ishoos and yoof relevent subjects. As though rebellion is something new and should be government funded.

  12. @ChocolateFrogPrince
    If you are indeed studying this work then it is important for you to properly put it into the correct socio-political context, which means that you must read further. If you don't understand the environment that created and shaped Porter, how can you understand the man? It may sound like a bit of a slog, but trust me, it's the difference between an A and a C.

  13. @xXTheSockRockerXx Not a problem [though next time you might just ask?] The phenomenon of the Angry Young Men was a huge theatre/culture driven movement in the 50s begun at Londons Royal Court Theatre and spearheaded by Osborne and Kingsley Amis [of Lucky Jim fame]. In fact, it may be argued that there are many parallels between that social movement and the one gripping Britain today.

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