Volcano: an inquiry into the life and death of Malcolm Lowry

Canada, 1976

Film
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Author of one of the major novels of the century, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry fought a winning battle with words, and a losing battle with liquor. On-location shooting in four countries, photographs, readings by Richard Burton from Lowry’s novel, and interviews with the people who loved and hated him give the film a terrifying immediacy. More than a portrait, it is a reflection on the greater agony of man. (10 awards including: Asolo; Toronto; Oscar nomination, Hollywood.)

Credits

co-director

John Kramer

Donald Brittain

co-producer

James de B. Domville

Robert Duncan

Donald Brittain

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:39:30:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33891

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviews

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Literature → Authors - Biography

Literature → Authors, Canadian

Literature → Literature

People → Authors - Biography

People → Biographical films

People → Interviews

People → Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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