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Boom! Shooting on the island of Sardinia, director Joseph Losey (The Servant) managed to turn a wretched Tennessee Williams script about a dying...Boom!DramaPT113MPG Shooting on the island of Sardinia, director Joseph Losey (The Servant) managed to turn a wretched Tennessee Williams script about a dying...2000-11-10Noel Coward
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Boom!

Genre: Drama; Starring: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Noel Coward; Director: Joseph Losey; Author: Tennessee Williams; Runtime (in minutes): 113; MPAA Rating: PG

Shooting on the island of Sardinia, director Joseph Losey (The Servant) managed to turn a wretched Tennessee Williams script about a dying widow (Taylor) and a freeloading poet (Burton) into one of the best-photographed awful movies ever made. Taylor wavers between demure, English-accented purring and Bronx-truck-driver screeching as she utters doggerel like ”Hot sun, cool breeze, white horses on the sea, and a big shot of vitamin B in me!” Boom! stinks, but it’s also a delicious, nostalgic memento of late-’60s auteurist pretension. B-