THE FUGITIVE KIND (Sidney Lumet, 1959)

From Tennessee Williams’s play Orpheus Descending, which Williams, along with Meade Roberts, adapted, The Fugitive Kind dazzles with its darkness and its moody pessimism. There is a pall over the black-and-white film that emanates from the single most evil character imaginable, Jabe M. Torrance, who is dying of cancer above the store that his wife, […]