Friday, February 12, 2010

Behind the Scenes With My Favorite Actors: Richard Burton in The Night of the Iguana (1964)

"Nothing could be worse for a girl in your unstable condition, to be mixed up with a man in, in my unstable condition because two people in unstable conditons are like two countries facing each other in unstable conditons. The, eh, destructive potential, eh, could blow the whole world to bits!"










6 comments:

dfordoom said...

I love this movie, and Burton's performance. Although I think Ava Gardner steals the picture! But then I'm a major Ava Gardner fan.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks D,
The whole cast is just amazing from Gardner to Kerr to Sue Lyon. It's such a terrific film and it's one of my favorite Williams plays as well. Thanks again!

dfordoom said...

Yes, I agree, so many fine performances in one film. It's probably the most successful movie adaptation ever of Tennessee Williams (as much as I love Elia Kazan's Baby Doll).

And in my view one of Huston's two or three best films (along with the criminally underrated The Man Who Would Be King).

Jeremy Richey said...

Ah yes, BABY DOLL is another real favorite. As far as Huston goes, he's not one of my guys in general but he's made some of my favorite films including this and THE MISFITS towards the top of the list. Believe it or not I have still yet to see THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING!

dfordoom said...

I believe he originally wanted to do The Man Who Would Be King years earlier, with Bogart. I'm so glad he didn't. Sean Connery and Michael Caine are perfect. Caine gives his career-best performance. It took Huston 30 years to get to make the film, but it was worth the wait.

Mondo said...

Great presence. And no one has a voice like that these days