Fucky Film Review!

The Fugitive Kind

Posted by Web Manager on September 28, 2008

Sidney Lumet 1959

Adapted by  Tennessee Williams from one of his own plays.  Brando stars as a snakeskin clad troubadour determined to leave the Big Easy nightlife behind.  But his journey only takes him as far as a town a short drive from New Orleans, to a general store owned by a dying man and run by his sad and passionate wife, played by the great Anna Magnani.

Brando is cool as ever.  The tragic storyline recalls the Italian film “Ossessione,”  by Luchino Visconte, who worked with Magnani all the time. (He actually wanted her to play the lead in Ossessione, but she was unable to shoot it so he used Clara Calamai instead.)

Joanne Woodward co-stars as a woman of a different ilk.

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