A portion of the hero's opening soliloquy, by co-director and star Richard Burton, in the filmed version of his 1968 Oxford Playhouse production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
The gaudy opening of Richard Burton's 1968 Oxford Playhouse production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, co-directed by Burton, with a cameo by Elizabeth Taylor.
Richard Burton (co-director and title character) summons Mephistopheles (Andreas Teuber, who became a professor at Brandeis University) in the 1968 production of Christoper Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
The first season to feature the popular Tom Baker as the Doctor. He is joined by Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan.
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A terrifying story of a man who possesses an appalling power control over life and death. John Morlar is savagely attacked in his London flat and Detective Brunel, who is assigned to the case, is led to Morlar's doctor, Zonfeld. Morlar feels he possesses the gift of evil in the form of an awesome telekinetic power - to 'will' destruction and death. Brunel realises that Morlar's power exists and that he is able to wreak havoc at will. The detective is desperate to stop the next tragedy, but can he kill the nemesis? What if Morlar's body dies and his brain still lives?
Psychological thriller about a telekinetic novelist (Richard Burton) who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.
A terrifying story of a man who possesses an appalling power control over life and death. John Morlar (Richard Burton) is savagely attacked in his London flat and Detective Brunel (Lino Ventura), who is assigned to the case, is led to Morlar's doctor, Zonfeld (Lee Remick).
Of the many films they made together, nowhere is the seductive power of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor better showcased than in this brilliant adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's classic play, Doctor Faustus. First dramatized in the 16th century, the legend of Doctor Faustus is the immortal tale of a German conjurer who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a life of adventure and excitement. It has proved to be one of the richest legends of our time, inspiring countless plays and motion pictures. In fact, Burton, Taylor and Peter Ustinov filmed a modern adaptation just a few years after Doctor Faustus called Hammersmith is Out. In this classic version, Burton stars as the aging scholar who makes a deal with the devil for youth, knowledge and a dazzling mistress. But when Faustus begins to regret his decision, the devil's assistant, Mephistopheles, sends Taylor as the spellbinding seductress who seals Faustus' fate. This lasting achievement is distinguished by its visual beauty and the great performances of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
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