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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Pickard View Post
    If Corman used Becket sets for Masque, he would have to have had them shipped all the way from Shepperton to ABPC.
    In the interview, he said it was either Becket or A Man For All Seasons, but he couldn't remember which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd0309 View Post
    In the interview, he said it was either Becket or A Man For All Seasons, but he couldn't remember which.
    Either one, they were both made at Shepperton.

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    More transportation costs: according to Derek Pykett's MGM British Studios: Hollywood in Borehamwood, parts of The Masque of the Red Death were also shot at MGM British.

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    It was this film that impelled me to read several books on medieval European history as a teenager. It is a credit to Jean Anouilh, and the bravura performances of O'Toole and Burton.

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    Showing this Monday 4th April at 1.15pm on BBC2

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    I love this film- it always pleasures me when I revisit it on viewings
    To add to the debate- Burton and O'Toole became great friends
    during the making of the film and , of course, drinking partners. They decided
    to play Becket and Henry as if they had been lovers at some time, which makes
    sense, just as it did in 'Ben Hur', no disrespect to Heston who never saw it that way.
    Taylor was on set most of the time, keeping an eye on Burton- her and O'Toole
    played a trick on Burton one day- in the scene where Becket finds Henry in bed
    with a French whore, Taylor took her place to give Burton a surprise when he
    pulled back the bed clothes. He wasn't well pleased though.

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    Amazingly, although it was released 52 years ago, I'd never seen Beckett, so I watched it for the first time on BBC2 this afternoon. A beautifully clear wide screen presentation of a wonderful film, superbly acted by Burton and O'Toole. It held my attention throughout. The entire cast was good, but Burton and O'Toole showed how good they could be when they had a script as good as this one to work with. It was an actor's piece and a very worthwhile picture. Five stars out of five.

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    The original cinema trailer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLJHj4WKYA

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    I'd forgotten that Pamela Brown played Mrs Queen

    As is often the case with Pamela, a small role but a superb performance

    Steve

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    The Masque of the Red Death was filmed between 18 November 1963 and 24 December 1963 so it seems extremely improbable that it used any sets from A Man For All Seasons which was not filmed until 1965. Becket is clearly the answer - possibly it decamped to MGM from Shepperton for a week to use the sets.

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