Friday, August 3, 2007

They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

Last night, I saw Becket, a 1964 picture based on the true story of the friendship between King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), a royal courtier and confidant whom Henry appoints as Archbishop of Canterbury. As Becket takes his duties with the Church seriously, he finds himself increasingly at odds with the King. Both Burton and O'Toole were nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for their performances, and the movie received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was riveting, and today, I can't stop thinking about it. The Turner Classic Movie channel has so enriched my life. They feature uninterrupted classic films from the 1920s through 1980s - a wealth of goodies for classic movie buffs.

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