Thursday, September 9, 2010


Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:48 PM

A film director's obituary in today's New York Times

"Mr. Donner broke through as a director in 1963 with a low-budget black-and-white film of Harold Pinter’s play 'The Caretaker,' with Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence and Robert Shaw. Since he couldn’t find traditional backing for the film, a group of well-wishers that included Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Sellers and Noël Coward financed it."

   A lower-budget version:



All work and no play 

makes Jack a dull boy.


See also "Patrick Blackburn, meet Gideon Summerfield" in Building a Mystery.

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