The Fugitive Kind (1960)
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Fugitive Kind began life as Battle of Angels, a never-produced 1939 play by a young Tennessee Williams. Nearly 20 years later, Williams refined this rough-hewn theatrical effort into Orpheus Descending, which enjoyed a respectable Broadway run. The renamed film version stars Marlon Brando as Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter who wanders into a deliciously Williamsesque Mississippi town. Here he becomes involved in the problems of alcoholic Carole Cutrere (Joanne Woodward) and
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Unfortunately the movie doesnt offer much else to supplement Brandos masterstrokes.
Seeing Marlon Brando still at the young, Method-fueled heights of his career makes the film imminently watchable
Highly theatrical and dripping with gothic atmosphere, it's hardly realistic and the love story never convinces, but it is mesmerizing...
Carregado de subtexto e profundamente crítico no que diz respeito ao conservadorismo norte-americano, traz Brando e Magnani impecáveis e intensos em uma narrativa sensível e impecavelmente comandada por Lumet.
The superb acting by Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, and Joanne Woodward and some lyrical passages of Tennessee William's play compensate for the stagnant production--a must for Brando fans.
...though Brando delivers a performance that's just as engaging and mesmerizing as one might expect, the movie is a dull, relentlessly talky exercise in pointlessness.
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