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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Playing Cat & Mouse (2006) - Star of the month... Elizabeth Taylor


'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: Playing Cat and Mouse' is a short 10 minute retrospective featurette on the film 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof' (1958).

The documentary features interviews with:
  • Tennessee Williams' biographer Donald Spoto
  • author Drew Casper
  • author Eric Lax
  • actress Madeleine Sherwood
The featurette discusses how 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof' became a turning point in the careers for both Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. It also compares Brick's relationship with Big Daddy in the film to the real-life relationship Paul Newman had with his father. There is also some background to the death of Elizabeth Taylor's husband Mike Todd, who was tragically killed in a plane crash during filming.
The highlight for me was hearing Madeleine Sherwood, who appeared in the film talk about her experiences making this amazing movie.

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