The Fugitive Kind (1960) - dir. Sidney Lumet
Lumet was still a young director, and while he may have perfected the stage-to-screen adaptation for the claustrophobic drama 12 Angry Men, he’s lost some of the poetics of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending. Perhaps the fault is not Lumet’s alone, after all - Williams adapted his own play. When Valentine “Snakeskin” Xavier (Marlon Brando) first appears on screen, he does so in front of a judge who asks him, “are you drunk?” Snakeskin ponders the question for an uncomfortable silence then responds slyly, “no.” It’s a beautiful moment. And perhaps the best part of the film, but it comes far too early.
There’s all this mystery and intrigue created by Brando - but it doesn’t go anywhere. This film has a lot in common with last year’s August: Osage County - great lead performance, bad rest of it. All in all, the Fugitive Kind simply fails to achieve the desired effect, but not in a sprawlingly off-key way, it just sort of falls short.
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