New sporadic feature here on LiE featuring some great films from yesteryear that seem born for each other.
First: Separate Tables - 1958
Featuring - Burt Lancaster, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, and Rita Hayworth
Second: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof - 1958
Featuring - Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, and Jack Carson
Theme: The power of self-delusion, love, and want to drown ourselves in fantasy.
13 Oscar Nominations - 7 for Separate Tables, 6 for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
2 Oscar Wins - David Niven (Best Actor - record only 16 minutes of screen time) and Wendy Hiller (Best Actress in a Supporting Role)
Separate Tables - 8.50/10
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof - 9.50/10