I’m sure many of you heard today that Elizabeth Taylor passed away, and even Jan commented to me something along the lines of “I figure you have a blog post in the works!” To be honest, I think I’ve only ever seen one movie she’s been in, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but it’s one of my favorites and I usually end up watching it at least once a year. So… looks like tonight will cover me for 2011.
“Why don’t you love me Brick?! Oh BRIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!”
I believe the first time I saw the film was during high school (we had read Tennessee Williams’ original play in English class). Yes… studio executives would only greenlight the project if blatant character cuts were made. And yes… it does kind of change the whole underlying meaning for the protagonists’ marital problems. BUT, the performances of Miss Taylor, Paul Newman, Burle Ives, et al are quite fantastic and well worth seeing.
Artist: Shirley Bassey/ Album: Twenty of the Best