|Butley 1974 R, 127 min.|
Director: Harold Pinter
Cast: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Susan Engel, Georgina Hale, Michael Byrne, Simon Rouse, John Savident, Oliver Maguire, Patti Love, Susan Wooldridge, Darien Angadi, Colin Haigh, Lindsay Ingram
Alan Bates reprises his Broadway role of English Literature Professor Ben Butley who returns to London University after a vacation weekend. On his first day back, Butley learns that his estranged wife Anne (Susan Engel) wants a divorce and plans to remarry. Then, his male lover Joey (Richard O'Callaghan) announces that he has a new boyfriend. The bad news continues with Edna (Jessica Tandy) complaining that Butley has stolen one of her tutorial students, and it goes on and on–making for one VERY BAD day.
|Damage 1992 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Ian Bannen, Leslie Caron, Peter Stormare, David Thewlis, Gemma Clarke, Julian Fellowes, Tony Doyle, Ray Gravell, Susan Engel, Benjamin Withrow, Jeff Nuttall
British member of Parliament Stephen Fleming (Jeremy Irons) is married to Ingrid (Miranda Richardson), but when he meets his son Martyn's (Rupert Graves) girlfriend, Anna Barton (Juliette Binoche), at a cocktail party, Stephen becomes obsessed with her. Their subsequent affair leads to tragic results that extend beyond their personal lives.
|King Lear 1971 PG, 136 min.|
Director: Peter Brook
Cast: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Susan Engel, Anne-Lise Gabold, Jack MacGowran, Alan Webb, Cyril Cusack, Patrick Magee, Tom Fleming, Ian Hogg, Soren Elung Jensen, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Barry Stanton
Paul Scofield plays the aging King Lear, father of three very ambitious daughters Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia (Irene Worth, Susan Engel, and Anne-Lise Gabold). Lear bases the decision for whom to leave his kingdom to on who loves him the most. Cordelia won't play her father's game, and he exiles her. Now, Goneril and Regan deceive Lear and plot to take away all of his power. Meanwhile, Gloucester (Alan Webb) and his two sons Edmund and Edgar (Ian Hogg and Robert Langdon Lloyd) have their own problems, which are also based on unfaithfulness and scheming against the father. This intricate Shakespeare play is staged in an interesting manner.
|1. Butley (1974)|
2. Damage (1992)
3. King Lear (1971)
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