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The Fugitive Kind (1960) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Sidney Lumet .

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The Fugitive Kind (1960)

By Beatrice on Feb 25, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Fugitive Kind Directed by Sidney Lumet Written by Tennessee Williams and Meade Roberts based on the??play “Orpheus Descending”by Williams 1960/USA Pennebaker Productions First viewing/Netflix rental With this cast, there is a lot to like. As the movie begins, Valentine “Sn... Read full article


Vidas em Fuga / The Fugitive Kind (1960)

By L? on Oct 8, 2016 From Critica Retro

Vidas em Fuga / The Fugitive Kind (1960) Um duelo de gigantes: n?o h? maneira melhor de definir o encontro de duas lendas do cinema, Anna Magnani e Marlon Brando. Ela, uma das maiores, talvez a maior, atriz do cinema italiano. Ele, um ator igualmente poderoso e ic?nico. Juntos, eles se contra... Read full article


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Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: I got myself into a situation here, Lady.
Lady Torrance: No, you're not fooling me, mister. She's waiting for you outside.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: No.
Lady Torrance: In her car, yes.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: No...
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: I want you to understand.
Lady Torrance: What?
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: I got myself into a situation here that I can't get out of.
Lady Torrance: Not in a town like this.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: I've been threatened with violence if I stay here through the night.


Carol Cutrere: [Xavier and Carol are driving at night in her sports car. She tells him to pull over at what appears to be the entrance to the local cemetery, "Wisteria Hills"] Pull over here.
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: [Unaware of where they are] You live around here?
Carol Cutrere: [Slightly incredulous] Nobody lives around here! This is the local bone orchard!


Carol Cutrere: Juking? Oh! Well, that's when you get in a car, which is preferably open in any kind of weather. And then you drink a little bit and you drive a little bit, and then you stop and you dance a little bit with a jukebox. And then you drink a little bit more and you drive a little bit more, you stop and you dance a little bit more to another juke box! And then you stop dancing and you just drink and you drive. And then, you stop driving.


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Anna Magnani was hot to sleep with co-star Marlon Brando, but he did not find her attactive. The tension that was created between the two co-stars did not help the film but subtracted from it, as her failure at conquest made Magnani unhappy. Tennessee Williams was angry with Brando, convinced that he was deliberately slurring his dialogue to punish Magnani, who did not speak English. Magnani was playing the role phonetically and had trouble picking up her cues from Brando.
Marlon Brando became the first actor to be paid $1 million for a single film when he signed on to appear in the screen-adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending". Nearing the end of her contract with MGM, Elizabeth Taylor had earlier signed a $1 million contract with 20th Century-Fox to appear in 'Cleopatra' (1960), breaking that salary threshold in Hollywood.
Tennessee Williams wrote the play with both Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in mind, but neither wanted to do the theatrical version.
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