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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith Divulges Secrets from Set of 1964's "Becket"

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 25, 2012 at 3:59PM

In today's Trailers from Hell, director Brian Trenchard-Smith guides us through the trailer for the prestigious costume drama, "Becket" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.
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Becket

In today's Trailers from Hell, director Brian Trenchard-Smith guides us through the trailer for the prestigious costume drama, "Becket" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.  Here's the blurb:

Out of circulation for decades, Peter Glenville's acclaimed film of Jean Anouilh's 1959 play was recently restored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. Friendly rivals Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole once again don regal robes as Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry II, whose emotional relationship sours over matters of faith. Edward Anhalt's eloquent, endlessly quotable screenplay won the only one of the 12 Oscars this film was nominated for. Five years later O'Toole played an older Henry II in The Lion in Winter.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.