Franco’s “Taming of the Shrew”

I have loved so many of Franco’s films. I grew up sobbing to “Romeo and Juliet” and fell hard for Leonard Whiting, the most handsome Romeo, and Julia Hussey was exotic and beautiful. Shakespeare made palatable to the general masses.

Recently his “Hamlet” and “Tea with Mussolini” were wonderful, but my hands down favorite is this little gioello with the stunningly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor and the giant Richard Burton, an actor of untold riches and depth. HE IS Petruchio.

The whole cast is so terrific, really great and there are scenes with Elizabeth that will take your breath away. Her beauty is so truly amazing.

These are some of my favorites in honor of my great friend, the genius that is Franco Zeffirelli.

~ by aprilemillo on March 30, 2008.

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