• stickybeak

    I was thinking the same thing about Burton and Taylor while watching Cleopatra. She seemed to have more sizzle with Sexy Rexy.

    • I’ve seen several of the movies they did together, and the only one that completely works is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? They’re more believable fighting than wooing.

      • “Chemistry” usually means when two actors convincingly desire each other, but there’s a chemistry to two people convincingly hating each other on screen too, and man did Taylor and Burton bring that.

        • Oh, definitely, but when they’re called on to do literally anything else, they’re so flat!

          • The only other Taylor/Burton flick I really want to see is The Comedians, adapted from a pretty good Graham Greene novel. Burton has exactly the right kind of drunken burnout charisma for that character, really for the whole Greeneverse.

      • Conor Malcolm Crockford

        One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when they’re just laughing in bed because its one of those moments when George and Martha disappear and its just Richard and Liz.