Two great romantic movies, based on the books

The Taming of the Shrew

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comic look at male chauvinism and women’s lib in 16th century Padua. The couple co produce this movie. They had a great influence in design and hiring the crew . The set was hand painted to create the era and place in Italy. The mostly Italian crew and the director created a stage and costume and setting remind us the story is taking place in Italy,Taylor and  Burton make the taming process believable! They recite the sweet poetry of Shakespeare with such a manner that encourages the reading of Shakespeare .

A Good Year

Max Skinner is a highly successful investment broker with no time for life outside of his job. When his estranged uncle dies, Max inherits the chateau and vineyard in France where he grew up. His first intention is to sell the vineyard as quickly as possible, but after spending time at the vineyard, he discovers a part of himself that he thought he had lost and experiences romance and a blossoming new love affair.

Read the books and see the movies and you would be fascinated with the hard work o f movie production and screen writer to create the beauty of the work.


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