Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor in Big Sur

IT'S hardly a great movie, and it seems quite square and timid in its embrace of what we now know as "the '60s" -- art, bohemia, individualism. But I'll never forget Elizabeth Taylor's role in The Sandpiper and those great shots of the Big Sur Coast -- perhaps this blog's favorite West Coast locale.

Liz plays a free-spirited singled mother, with raffish friends, and nearly bursts out every scene.

Richard Burton (as the headmaster of an Episcopalian boarding school) is great too.

Here is a bit on the film.

Rest in Peace, Elizabeth Taylor.

1 comment:

Pete Bilderback said...

This movie made an impression on me too. I remember watching it on Channel 5 one day when I was home sick from school. Liz made an impression as did the scenery. It all seemed like it was filmed on some fantastic other world to my young eyes.