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Under the Volcano Movies & Media Adaptations

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Adaptations

Under the Volcano, on one level, is a cinematic novel written by a novelist who loved films. Some of the early enthusiasts of the novel corresponded with Lowry's widow on the prospects of a faithful movie adaptation, but soon tired of all the abortive projects of this producer or that; the promises that 4410 no less than a Richard Burton would be playing the Consul.

In summer of 1983, a production by Moritz Borman and Wieland SchulzKeil moved toward completion in and around Cuernavaca, Mexico. John Huston directed a British cast of Albert Finney as the Consul, Jacqueline Bisset, Yvonne, and Anthony Andrews, Hugh.

When, during Easter week of 1984, Schulz-Keil publicly (in London) expressed the hope that the film would garner Academy Awards for best film, lead actor, screenplay, and cinematography, delegates to a world conference on Lowry's life and works took hope.

The film, which opened later that spring in...

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Under the Volcano from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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