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Lobby Card #8: The Night of the Iguana

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Lobby Card: The Night of the Iguana (woodcut and drypoint with embroidered border)

The Night of the Iguana features Richard Burton at his most manic (is that saying much?) as the disgraced, defrocked Reverend Shannon.  Veiled allusions to statutory rape suggest the cause of his ostracism, reducing him to a job he considers the last grasp at existence, which happens to be leading bus tours in Mexico.  It is for him the final stop before the “long swim.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Lobby Card Series #1: Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was director Mike Nichols’ first movie, and it locks the viewer into a claustrophobic train wreck of an evening fueled by booze and long-simmering resentments (which in turn are fueled by more booze).  The college president’s daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) and her brow-beaten, pathetically under-achieving husband (Richard Burton) whose years in the history department have reduced him to academic deadwood seemingly do nothing but drink, fight and banter.  When a new, young biology teacher and his meek simp of a wife stop by for drinks at 2 am, the night veers into hissing recriminations and devastating revelations for all involved. Read the rest of this entry »

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