By Stephen Rebello, Edward Margulies
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Screenplay by Wyatt Cooper and Don M. Mankiewicz, from the Irving Wallace novel. , V 1 Desire Under the Elms (i958) v Sophia Loren, in one of Hollywood's most ludicrous miscasting coups, plays the vixen who brings a New England family to ruin a tragedy that created a scandal when playwright Eugene O'Neill introduced them to the stage in 1924. Of course, O'Neill didn't write that woman as a Neapolitan, any more than he envisioned twitchily oversensitive Anthony Perkins as the virile young buck who beds his own stepmother, fathers her son, and willingly undergoes arrest with her for the baby's murder.
Bisset, meanwhile, does her level best to remind one that long before she was a talented actress, she was once a swingin' London go-go girl: though fortysomething, she does the twist in a fringed dress, she cross-dresses only to do a striptease come carnival time, and best of all she picks up a handsome Brazilian stud on the beach, then asks Otis — — — to translate for her. "Tell structs. " Just as things get interesting, Rourke breaks in and yells at Otis, "You're the lawyer! We're not talking circumstantial evidence here.
I see myself, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps next year, being handed from man to man as if I were an amusement for men who Ve only had me, never really loved me. " Burton, of course, says just what you hope he will: "I want you, I want you," which he intones in that playing-to-the-second-balcony voice that was trained for the other kind of classics. " asks Taylor, a query Burton wisely avoids answering. After he's watched her mend the wing of an injured sandpiper, the holy man and the wanton finally make love, which leads to the howlingly funny highhght of the film: as they're lying by the fire, the sandpiper flutters over and nests in Taylor's hair.
Bad Movies We Love by Stephen Rebello, Edward Margulies