Cleopatra REDUX

Restored copy was shown at Cannes
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

During one of the tamer scenes of “Cleopatra” Elizabeth Taylor’s Queen of the Nile leads Julius Caesar to the tomb of Alexander the Great. Staring down at the (pretend) grave of Western Civilization’s greatest conqueror, what could Taylor be thinking? Is she thinking “Amateur!”? What Alexander tried and failed to take with force – the entire world – Taylor was accomplishing that moment with ... more >

Martin Scorsese to shoot BIOPIC about Taylor-Burton

The tweetosphere is alive with the sound of big Hollywood gossip. It looks like Martin Scorsese will be making a feature film (it’ll be the ‘epic’ genre) about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s stormy, on-again off-again relationship, as reported first by Deadline Hollywood. The film is adapted from a novel by a couple of Vanity Fair writers and is called "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, ... more >