Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)

 For once, we’re rated A-OK for everyone.

The Newman/Taylor love (well, hate) fest is the order of the day in the Next 121 Project. The Mississippi-living Pollitt family fuss and feud for the entire movie, but Newman’s booze-chugging Brick is their linchpin…for some reason. Burl Ives as Big Daddy actually out-acts his mendacious co-stars, but the script (or maybe it’s Tennessee Williams’ play) lets them all down…in Bev’s eyes, at least. Is Brick’s huge character change from play to screen (see: homosexual/not homosexual) an unrecoverable mistake? It sure didn’t help. Only one single way to find out! And just before you stroke that play button, stumble over to Sparkplug Coffee for an order of beans. Use the discount code “top100project” and you’ll receive 10% off.

For The Record: Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 in March 2011. Also, Nikki Haley was governor of South Carolina.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1958 in film

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1958 Academy Award winners and nominees

Links to: Blackboard Jungle and Giant and Hud and In Cold Blood and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and the 1976 TV movie and the 1984 TV movie

YouTube links: Maggie hates her nieces & nephews and Brick and Maggie fight and Brick & Big Daddy in the rain and Brick & Big Daddy in the basement and the end

Previously on the Next 120 Project: Red River

October 1st 8th on the Next 122 Project: It Follows