Tag Archives: Elizabeth Taylor

3 things about Richard Brooks’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958] 1. “What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?” “Just stayin’ on it, I guess. Long as she can.” 2. Brown cashmere robe. 3. She obediently locks the bedroom … Continue reading

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3 things about Clarence Brown’s NATIONAL VELVET

National Velvet [1944] 1. She practices riding using a string while lying in bed. 2. “Everyone should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly once in his life.” 3. Bits of shredded hedges on the ground.

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s THE SANDPIPER

The Sandpiper [1965] 1. She pushes her hair back with the handle of her paintbrush. 3. “I want you Laura. I want you.” She’s speechless, stunned. Without another word he turns and leaves the house. 2. They lie on a … Continue reading

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3 things about Anthony Asquith’s THE V.I.P.s

The V.I.P.s [1963] 1. “Perhaps you should have told him. Perhaps I should have told him. Perhaps we should have told him.” 2. “You wanted babies!” screams Richard Burton. 3. “I shall probably arrive in Florida in an advanced state … Continue reading

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3 things about Vincente Minnelli’s FATHER OF THE BRIDE

Father of the Bride [1950] 1. A circular rack of pipes near his easy chair. 2. “And what would you like–a dozen frozen daiquiris?” 3. Triple pane of Liz in a bridal gown.

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3 things about Giuseppe Patroni Griffi’s THE DRIVER’S SEAT (IDENTIKIT)

The Driver’s Seat (Identikit) [1974] 1. “When I diet, I diet. And when I orgasm, I orgasm. I don’t believe in mixing the two cultures.” 2. A giant stack of cafe chairs. She wanders around the empty pavilion. A group … Continue reading

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