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  • TBC
  • 1973
  • 87 mins

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

About

Unwise physical materialisation of a play for voices. Made corporeal - and what's more, tarted up in vulgar Technicolor - Bible black nights don't possess the leathery lustre they had on the radio, The Lives of the Great Poisoners is not the book it once was, and Polly Garter is Elizabeth Taylor, too exotic and fingermarked a creature for the little village of Llareggub to contain.

For a clue to how much of the spirit of the original is maintained in Sinclair's literalization, spell the name of the setting backwards.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, David Jason, Ann Beach, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns
  • Director: Andrew Sinclair, Les Orton
  • Writer: Dylan Thomas
  • Producer: Hugo French, Jules Buck
  • Photographer: Robert Huke

In a nutshell

It's a much better movie if you sit back and shut your eyes.

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