August 24, 2014

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 34 of 100

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958. A southern family deals with their relationship issues.

Directed by Richard Brooks. Written by Brooks, & James Poe, based on a play by Tennessee Williams. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, & Paul Newman, with Burl Ives.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: A
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: Ives is great. Taylor and Newman are not at their best. B
Music: B
Enjoyment: It seems unnatural and forced that any of the crucial confrontations happen at all. It's like everyone has appointed themselves to be every else's therapist. Otherwise, it does pretty well. Southern Melodrama has zero draw for me, but this held my interest. B

GPA: 2.8/4

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