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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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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.


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!


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.


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Of the cast of the 1957 Broadway production, Maureen Stapleton and R.G. Armstrong made the transition to the screen. While Armstrong reprised his role as Sheriff Talbott, Stapleton took the supporting role of Vee Talbot. Interestingly, Stapleton also was the original Serafina in Williams' "The Rose Tattoo," a role that also was played by Magnani on-screen.
Tennessee Williams wrote the play with both Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani in mind, but neither wanted to do the theatrical version.
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.
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