Movie Review : ' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ' Essay

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In the 1976 TV adaptation to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the cast was strategically chosen to capture realness, express desperation, and ironically depict the “lies and mendacity” theme that the original play was built upon. The TV movie adaptation remained true to the plot line of its theatrical play write version. The cast isn’t as precise in depicting the characters exactly as described, but the film brings to life the homosexual undertones of the original Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which could not be explored into because of the censorship codes during the 50s. The movie also touched on major themes, such as the infamous mendacity and family hood. In previous works of the play, critics emphasized the change in the appearance of some characters such as Big Mama and Big Daddy as being just as their names suggest, “Big.” Most of the characters in the play were true to their descriptions; however, there was a big difference in the age and appearance of two important characters in the play, Maggie and Brick. Both characters appeared to be and were older than the late twenties counter parts they were cast to play. Although age was the main difference between the characters Maggie and Brick, it did not detract away from the commending performance on screen, which reflected a more believable theatrical performance rather than a traditional cinematic performance. The 1976 film adaptation to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof used older actors to depict much younger characters to ironically symbolize…

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