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Under Milk Wood (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 January 1973 (USA)
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

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This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Sob o Bosque de Leite  »

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Peter O'Toole spends the latter part of the film with his eyes closed because he couldn't stand wearing the contact lenses that gave him the appearance of blindness which he wore in the earlier parts of the film. See more »

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Polly Garter: Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!
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Poetry for the hard of seeing
24 November 2001 | by (Weesp) – See all my reviews

Conceived for the voice, and easily obtainable on BBC compact disc with the wonderful voice of our Stranger here, Richard Burton, this film of UNDER MILK WOOD still has a lot to offer. Poetry is for the imaginative eye, but Burton and O'Toole give nice performances, and who would like to mis Rosie Probert, who passed away but forgot dying, on the silver screen ? Forest leaves, cobble stones, rippling waves and Elizabeth Taylor make this film exciting. Not to forget the voices of course; the voices...


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