“I NEED MYSELF A LOVER”
Directed by Joseph Losey (The Servant, Don Giovanni), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noel Coward and based on a play by Tennessee Williams – could the camp value be any higher and could the potential for disaster, fantastic, diamonte encrusted disaster, be any stronger? Probably not. Joseph Losey said he hated the film and Tennessee Williams was delighted, saying it was the best film adaptation of any of his plays, and when you consider what some of the other films are – Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Night of the Iguana etc etc – that’s a pretty strong statement. Of course the film flopped at the box office and is indeed a mess in many ways – but it’s such a fantastic mess that it really is worth it.
“DON’T REACH FOR A SMOKE! WAIT UNTIL I OFFER YOU ONE!”
POSTED BY DIXIE TURNER