Archive of films Reflections in a Golden Eye / Reflections in a Golden Eye

USA
1967, 108 min

Section: Tribute to John Huston (1906-1987)
Year: 2006

Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor play the lead roles in the story of a group of individuals stricken with sexual (among other) frustrations in the confined environment of a military base in the American South. One of Huston’s films that only received the recognition it deserved after many years.


Synopsis

In addition to films that saw immediate success upon release, there are a good many pictures in Huston´s voluminous filmography that were only appreciated years later. Reflections in a Golden Eye, one of the emblematic examples of an outsider film unjustly marginalised, tells the story of several individuals stricken with sexual (among other) frustrations in the confined environment of a military base in the American South. In a riveting performance by Marlon Brando, Major Penderton hides his suppressed homosexuality in a rigid façade of confusedly articulated masculinity, while his dominant wife (Elizabeth Taylor) takes her contempt for him into the arms of another man. Huston´s adaptation of the novel by Carson McCullers takes an intensive look at the atmosphere of deformed emotions in the claustrophobic reality of the military environment. The bewitching gloom is aided by the special sepia hue of the picture attained by reducing the colour to a minimum.

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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to John Huston (1906-1987)
   
Director: John Huston
Screenplay: Chapman Mortimer, Gladys Hill podle románu Carson McCullersové / from the novel by Carson McCullers
Dir. of Photography: Aldo Tonti
Music: Toshiro Mayuzumi
Editor: Russell Lloyd
Producer: Raymond Stark, John Huston
Production: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Cast: Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Brian Keith, Julie Harris, Robert Forster
Contact: Théâtre du Temple, Hollywood Classics
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