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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


Vidas em Fuga / The Fugitive Kind (1960)

By L? on Nov 30, -0001 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!


Lady Torrance: Are you a lady's man?
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier: It's been said that a woman can burn a man down... I can burn a woman down.


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Although set in an unnamed small town in the American south, most of the exteriors for this film were actually shot in Milton, New York, a small town on the Hudson River, approximately 40 miles from New York City. This was done to accommodate director Sidney Lumet, who did not want to shoot outside his Manhattan home.
Anna Magnani originally lobbied to have her then current lover, Anthony Franciosa, cast opposite her, but producers didn't consider him a big enough box-office draw.
"Battle of Angels", the original version of Tennesse Williams play "Orpheus Descending" that the movie is based on, flopped in Boston in 1940 and did not make it to Broadway. The 1957 Broadway production of the reworked play, starring Cliff Robertson and Maureen Stapleton as Val and Lady Torrance, also was a flop. It wasn't until the 1989 revival starring Vanessa Redgrave as Lady Torrance that the play was a success on Broadway.
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