Classic Movie Monday: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

April 11, 2011

Spoiler Alert! If you have not had a chance to see the movie yet and would like to be surprised don’t read my post. I am bound to divulge some very important info about the movie. 🙂
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The first classic movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, was originally a play by Tennessee Williams. As I watched the movie I could tell it was originally a play. There were very few scene changes and very, very long narratives. The opening scene with Maggie and Brick was extremely long as was the scene with Brick and Big Daddy.

While the acting was good, I especially liked Burl Ives as Big Daddy but I always like Burl Ives, it was the arguing between Brick and Maggie that was just too much for me. I am not one for arguing or loud, obnoxious characters in movies. I did like the back and forth between Maggie and the kids or as she called them “no neck monsters” (hee hee), but found the kids loud and obnoxious, though I am pretty sure that is how they were supposed to be.

To me, the movie was generally very loud with everyone screaming at one another.

The story really didn’t interest me very much either, though I did feel sorry for Maggie. Elizabeth Taylor was very convincing as Brick’s wife, fighting for her husband’s inheritance. My favorite quote from her was:

“You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.”

Overall, I’d give the movie a solid C. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. It was just a little too slow paced and very loud for me.
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Ready for week #2? This week we’ll be watching the 1950 drama. . .

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”


  • Screaming Meme

    May 2, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I loved that movie. 🙂 And the name of your blog is so fun! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme…So nice to stumble on to your lovely blog…I am having a GIVEAWAY SERIES. Come celebrate with me…:) This week is a slipcover giveaway. I look forward to seeing you there!

    Xo, Meme

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