Campy Classic Joseph Losey’s 1968 over the top adaptation of Tennesse Williams’ 1963 play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in full bore drunken hamminess.At one point, Noel Coward (as “The Witch of Capri”) shows up for a dinner party—carried on the shoulders of a servant
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Certainly not to everyone's taste, but I doubt if it was ever meant to be. Take a chance on it!
This one really should be on DVD with widescreen framing!
It probably helps that it's based on a Tennessee Williams play. Everyone involved is given the campiest of dialogue and only the most thinly veiled metaphors to give about aging as a homosexual but still wanting the pretty young things. It leads to the best part of the movie for me of a middle aged paunchy Burton supposedly being a young, sexy poet warrior type. It means there's of course a skinny dip scene with a much more muscular body double. It's laugh out loud funny.
I can't stress how camp this is. I also can't stress how nice it looks too. The colors pop and the DVD transfer is pretty to look at. It's a good purchase if you're into awkward comedy or have an interest in sad communist directors.
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And the greatest poet of the American theater was brought to his knees at the height of his powers.
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