Nobel prize winner Harold Pinter has died at 78.
In more than 30 plays — written between 1957 and 2000 and including masterworks like “The Birthday Party,” “The Caretaker,” “The Homecoming” and “Betrayal” — Mr. Pinter captured the anxiety and ambiguity of life in the second half of the 20th century with terse, hypnotic dialogue filled with gaping pauses and the prospect of imminent violence.
We have vivid memories of seeing the 2001 London revival of The Caretaker with Michael Gambon. An unforgettable turn.
Below, a scene from the 1963 film adaptation of The Caretaker, and below that, Pinter's interview with Charlie Rose.