Saturday, May 14, 2011

Classic Double Feature on a Saturday Recommendation

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.
Noteworthy Accolades:
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)

Univarn's Ratings:
Separate Tables - 8.50/10
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof - 9.50/10

2 better thoughts:

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

Great feature. Approved.

The Mad Hatter said...

This needs to be a weekly feature.
Make it happen.

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