In From The Cold: The World of Richard Burton (Documentary)
Details: Tony Palmer directs this biographical documentary about actor Richard Burton. The film traces Burton's rags-to-riches story from his humble beginnings as the twelfth son in a poor Welsh mining family through to his ascendancy to Hollywood superstardom and his notoriously turbulent marriage to Elizabeth Taylor.
Review: If you are a fan of Richard Burton, don't miss this gem. Provides wonderful anecdotes from people who knew him well, including his daughter. My favorite comment was from his daughter, the actress Kate Burton, who at first discussed her father being "in love" with Elizabeth (Taylor), then altered her comment to say that her father was in "crazed obsession" with Elizabeth Taylor. A number of excerpts from filmed interviews with RB are included. This was a stupendous actor and intellect- not too many of his calibre come along. To pull together such a touching tribute, a film which could not have been expected to make money, Tony Palmer must have truly loved Burton. Palmer was one of the last directors to work with Burton, whom he directed in the multi-part "Wagner" mini-series.