Reflections in a Golden Eye

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.

Brando

About Stefen Styrsky

Stefen Styrsky's fiction has appeared in The Offing, Number Eleven Magazine, Inch, and the Tahoma Literary Review. A few years ago he earned an MA degree in fiction writing from the Johns Hopkins University. Stefen lives in Washington, DC.
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