(From George Hunka’s blog Superfluities Redux)
In 2009, the BBC’s Arena series presented a two-part documentary about Harold Pinter, directed by Nigel Williams. The first part of the documentary, The Room, is below, and features comments from Henry Woolf, Michael Billington, Kenneth Cranham and Peter Hall. Covering Pinter’s early life and work, it presents excerpts from his early plays and is a fine introduction to his career, as well enlightening background for those already familiar with it. There are rare, excellent clips from the original television production of The Lover with Vivien Merchant, and from Clive Donner’s film of The Caretaker, with Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw and Alan Bates.
(Go to the video below)
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