With neither time nor a manifest list to track down the preview audiences who fucked it up for the rest of us, please enjoy this mega-gallery of stills and clips from the original version. Gold standard cinema, indeed.
It should hardly be any effort to watch this scene enough times to memorise the dialogue (transcripted below) since Marlon Brando performs the entire thing in a wife beater and a bad mood:
James Baldwin was born on this day (August 2) in 1924. He passed away (from liver cancer) in 1987.
The author of Giovanni’s Room and a campaigner against discrimination (race, poverty, homosexuality), James Baldwin’s adventures included this televised roundtable of 1963, which he shared with Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston and Sidney Poitier among others:
Here’s my boyfriend returning home to me after another long day at his work:
REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE
Director: John Huston
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Zorro David
Reflections In A Golden Eye is another unmissable stop along the great gay Film Noir-Southern Gothic line, which also takes in Suddenly, Last Summer, and The Deep End. Loopy plotting, deluxe star power and arresting camera work make the film a joy, and it’s tantalising to think what might have been should original casting plans panned out, and an experimental version, tinted entirely in gold, been released.
I can’t think of a single reason not to post this 13-image gallery (below) of Marlon Brando, the most handsome man who ever lived.