Thursday, August 13, 2009
UNDER THE VOLCANO
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry
by John Kramer, Donald Brittain (1976, approx. 99 minutes)
This feature-length Oscar-nominated documentary focuses on Malcolm Lowry, author of one of the major novels of the 20th century, "Under the Volcano." Shot on location in four countries, this fascinating film combines photographs, readings by Richard Burton from the novel, and interviews with the people who loved and hated the man who won the battle with the novel but lost the fight with demons and drink.
--from Under the Volcano