Monday, June 11, 2012

Movie Monday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Okay, so I decided to try and give y'all some recommendations of some of my favorite films. I like new movies and I love old movies. My taste is quite eclectic ranging from Star Wars to You've Got Mail to Butterfield 8 to Good Fellas. I like chic flicks, comedy, action, drama, sci-fi, fantasy, & westerns. Pretty much anything but documentaries, and some of those I could watch depending on the subject matter. I could watch Turner Classic Movies all day if I had the time. However, please keep in mind, I am no film buff and I don't sit there and pick apart a movie and analyze every sentence. I just love good movies. They often speak to places that are not always in the forefront of my mind but the whole dimension of the movie is there, I just may not be able to tell you what it is that I exactly loved.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for example. I have seen that movie at least 5 times and I've loved it every one of them. I have it saved on my DVR and DH knows not to delete or he's in trouble..lol. The movie stars Paul Newman as Brick, Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie "The Cat" and Burl Ives as Big Daddy. Well, Brick is a former high school football star and married to Maggie. In the beginning of the film Brick gets injured drunkenly trying to relive his glory days. They end up back at his father's  estate where his wife, Maggie, his half brother and sister-in-law and their kids are waiting to celebrate Big Daddy's birthday. Brick and Maggie are having issues and Brick's brother and sister in law are jealous of Big Daddy's love for Brick and Maggie even though they have no kids. I really don't want to give away what the movie is about. The whole fun of it the first time I watched it was that I had no idea what was going to happen. You can read the plot on Wikipedia if you'd like but I would rather you just watch it. The movie is pretty intense and deals with a lot of deep issues like adultery, alcoholism and infertility. For a 1950s movie this was no small feat. The actors in it were amazing and passionate and I was on the edge of my seat, so to speak for most of the movie. Paul Newman and Liz Taylor are two of my favorite actors and they didn't disappoint me in this. I loved Paul in Cool Hand Luke which was a great movie too...but I'll save that for another day...After watching those two movies I definitely developed a love for Newman...those gorgeous blue eyes didn't hurt either! {I think I must have an affinity for blue eyes because that's one of those things I love about my DH:)} Anyway, I would certainly recommend this to everyone. Have you seen it? If so, what did you think?

6 comments:

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