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...Blu-ray, $24.99.) What can you say about this epic belly-flop whose co-stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, upstaged their legendary characters with their own headline-making hanky-panky? Can there be any doubt that...


Now Playing Synopsis: A high-class costume drama with a substantive historical basis, Becket is the true story of the friendship between King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and Thomas à 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, who finally orders the death of his once-close companion when he continues to defy the throne. Burton is very good and O'Toole is even better: both men were nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, while Edward Anhalt's screenplay, based on the stageplay by Jean Anouilh, won for Best Adapted Screenplay. The basic theme of separation of church and state still reverberates today, while the top-notch production values ensure Becket's place as one of Britain's better historical epics. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Richard Burton

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Richard Hugh Rick Burton, 55, of Burton Dr., died Thursday at his residence. Graveside Services will be held Sunday September 23, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield. Mr. Burton was born in Greenwood,

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in LA

...Hollywood's greatest on-screen fiascos and a landmark of off-screen monkey business, the meeting ground of Taylor and Richard Burton, the "Brangelina" of their day.She played enough bawdy women on film for critic Pauline Kael to deem her "Chaucerian...

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...the 69-carat pear-shaped diamond that's now called the Taylor-Burton diamond. (Taylor's then-husband Richard Burton gave it to her as a gift.) She received many other outstanding jewels as gifts, including La Peregrina, a pearl...

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...counseling and treatment and submit to random drug testing; proceeds will be confiscatedINDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN SEPT. 7 Richard Burton , 23, of the 1600 block of Floyd Street, burglaryJerome Terrence Greene , 18, of the 200 block of East Telfair...

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A Close call for FX's "Shield"

...Pounder, who plays Detective Claudette Wims. "That's helped the show ring more of reality, as opposed to, 'Hey, Richard Burton is playing the cop!'" Chiklis notes that Close "could have come in and taken an 'OK, I'm here now - take a...

'Exorcist' prequel bedeviled from the beginning

...best adapted screenplay and best sound. Two lesser sequels followed: "Exorcist II: The Heretic" in 1977 with Richard Burton, and "The Exorcist III" in 1990 with George C. Scott. Then in February 2001, Morgan Creek Productions announced...

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...Lansbury and Frankenheimer pal William Friedkin. DVD, $14.95. (MGM) "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" - Richard Burton stars in the excellent 1965 adaptation of John le Carre's tale of a burnt-out British spy on one last undercover...

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Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples

...nine movies, ending with Tracy's final film, 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's stormy relationship began on 1963's "Cleopatra." Their subsequent films together included "Who's Afraid...

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