I wrote a brief review/essay on the 1967 movie Reflections in a Golden Eye that is now streaming on FilmStruck. The film is directed by John Huston, the same guy who helmed such classics as The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and stars Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, two other Hollywood greats.
Not mentioned in my piece is how closely the film hews to the source material. The novel was written by Carson McCullers in 1940 and endured quite a bit of controversy for its stark depiction of lust, voyeurism, and repressed homosexuality. It’s amazing a film adaptation of any kind was every attempted, much less one in 1967 with several big names attached.