Saturday, December 29, 2012

Peter Glenville's Becket (1964)

In its entirety, Becket (1964), staring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, in honor of today's Memorial of St. Thomas Becket. An eye-witness account of his martyrdom — The Murder of Thomas Becket, 1170.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Funny, I had no idea the memorial was coming up, and just this past week I had "Murder in the Cathedral" on my mind.

BTW - I recently came across Mendelssohn's "St. Paul Overture." I picked up Bach's "Wachet Auf" (Sleeper's Awake) tune - especially from the 2/3 point on. I had been unaware of a connection between the two composers, but apparently Mendelssohn helped in reviving Bach. Check it out:

December 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Thanks for the link. It's amazing that Bach ever needed to be revived.

December 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM  

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