Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Night Of The Iguana

John Huston proves a pretty good fit for Tennessee Williams's material in this case as he keeps the material from becoming to melodramatic while in no way limiting the characters. The cast is more than decent, thanks especially due to Ava Gardner giving perhaps her best performance, though there are few moments where Richard Burton falls upon his usual yelling routine, but thankfully it does not overwhelm his character in this case. In addition Huston actually manages to relieve the film of almost any memory of the stage by realizing a real sense of place for the story.

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