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Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry


Though not specifically designed as a companion piece to the 1984 John Huston feature film (especially since it was filmed eight years earlier!), Donald Brittain's fills that function nicely. This 90-minute documentary on the life of self-destructive British author Malcolm Lowry is knowingly narrated by Richard Burton. Special emphasis is given Lowry's chef d'ouevre, the 1947 novel , an intensely autobiographical study of an alcoholic's descent into Hell, as symbolized by that curious Mexican holiday...more