The Long Hot Summer by William FaulknerWilliam Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel. Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. Faulkner was influenced by the european modernism, and employed the Stream of consciousness in several of his novels.
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Paul Newman: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof + The Long, Hot Summer
Sign in. Breakout star Erin Moriarty of " The Boys " shouts out her real-life super squad of actors. Watch now. Title: The Long, Hot Summer Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago.
FOR the first several reels of "The Long, Hot Summer," which opened at the Fine Arts last night and, beginning today, continues there and at the Mayfair, it looks as if they've got themselves a film that will do for the screen what Tennessee Williams did for the stage with "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This place has the true look, incidentally, of Oxford, Miss. And, in no time at all, this young roughneck is working himself into the favor and the home of a local tyrant whose greed is gargantuan and who has a sensitive, scornful daughter and a weakling son. He is riling the blood of the unwed daughter and breathing hard on the neck of the futile son, while the old man encourages this aggression. It is a "hot tin roof" set-up, for sure. What's more, the whole show, in natural settings shot in color and CinemaScope, has the look and the atmospheric feeling of an afternoon storm making up above the still trees and sun-cracked buildings of a quiet Southern town on a hot day.
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Ratings and Reviews
Some characters, as well as tone , were inspired by Tennessee Williams ' play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , a film adaptation of which — also starring Paul Newman — was released five months later. The plot follows the conflicts of the Varner family after ambitious drifter Ben Quick Newman arrives in their small Mississippi town.
The Long, Hot Summer is a simmering story of life in the Deep South, steamy with sex and laced with violence and bawdy humor. Although the setting is Mississippi, race relations play no part; it is instead a kind of Peyton Place with the locale shifted from New England to the warmer climate and — apparently — hotter-blooded citizens. This picture is strikingly directed by Martin Ritt. It is about a young Mississippi redneck Paul Newman who has a reputation for settling his grudges by setting fire to the property of those he opposes. This notoriety follows him when he drifts into the town owned and operated by Orson Welles, a gargantuan character who has reduced the town to snivelling peonage; his one son Anthony Franciosa to the point where he seeks perpetual escape in the love of his pretty wife Lee Remick ; and, by his tactics, frozen his daughter Joanne Woodward into a premature old maid. Welles senses immediately in Newman a fellow predator and they set to trying to outdo each other in villainy and connivance.