Friday, 29 June 2012

Iconic film: The long hot summer (1958)

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Ya hace varias semana que no os hablo de cine… ¡y la verdad es que lo echo de menos…! Así que aprovechando esta asfixiante ola de calor que nos ha invadido estos días hoy os presento una película muy adecuada para esta época: El largo y cálido verano.

Dirigida en 1958 por Martin Ritt y protagonizada por Paul Newman , Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury  y Orson Welles narra la historia de Ben Quick (Newman) un forastero  que llega a un pueblo sureño tras ser acusado de haber provocado un incendio en la ciudad donde vivía. Allí es contratado por Will Varner (Welles)  dueño y señor del lugar. Varner se encariña con él hasta tal punto que pretende convertirlo en el marido de su virginal y mojigata hija Clara (Woodward) quién no se fía de él ya que cree que tiene otros motivos para estar trabajando allí. Inevitablemente, la tensión sexual y el deseo reprimido pronto se hacen patentes entre ambos jóvenes…

Esta película (además de ser la primera en la que Newman aparecía con su mujer Joanne Woodward) fue la demostración de que era algo más que una cara bonita ya que ganó el premio al mejor actor en el Festival de Cannes de aquel año.

Destacan las fantásticas interpretaciones de los actores protagonistas, encabezadas por Orson Welles (inmenso en todos los sentidos), Paul Newman (imponente en todos los sentidos), una excelente Joanne Woodward, la bellísima Lee Remick y la divertida Angela Lansbury. Y por si esto no os deja con ganas de verla, os transcribo la opinión de un crítico experto en cine Daniel Andreas (de Filmaffinity) que creo describe a la perfección la intención de la película:

“La trama y los diálogos pedían pasión a raudales, pero los buenos ciudadanos no hacen fuego en el pajar, y así no hay forma de propagar el incendio. Cosas de la idiosincrasia local. Porque si esta misma historia se rodara hoy en España y los corazones pudieran recalificarse, arde él, arde ella, arde Logroño, arde Troya, y arden tirios y troyanos. Con o sin camiseta imperio”

¡¡Feliz fin de semana chicas!!
¿¿Algún plan especial para estos días?? ;-)


It’s been for a while that I don’t talk you about cinema and to be honest… I miss it!! So “taking advantage” of this suffocating heat wave that has invaded Spain today I present you a film very adequate for this time of the year: The hot, long summer.

Directed in 1958 by Martin Ritt and starred by Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick, Angela Lansbury  and Orson Welles it tells the story of Ben Quick (Newman) who arrives to a southern village after been accused of starting a fire in his previous city. Ben manages to get a job and ends up working for the wealthiest man in town Will Varner (Welles). Varner gets very attached to Ben and thinks he would be a nice husband for her virginal and prudish daughter Clara (Woodward). But she suspects him and doesn’t like her father’s idea. Inevitably,  a sexual tension and a repressed desire soon blooms among the couple…

Besides the fact that this was the first film where Newman appeared with her wife (Woodward), it also was his opportunity to show that he was much more than a pretty face as he won the Best Actor award in the Cannes Film Festival of that year.

The outstanding performances of the actors are worth to see, leaded by Orson Welles (immense in every sense of the word), Paul Newman (smashing in every sense of the word) and accompanied by the great Joanne Woodward, the beautiful Lee Remick and the funny Angela Lansbury.

In case you are hesitant about watching it or not, please take a look the  pictures below...

Happy weekend ladies!!
Any special plans for those days?? ;-)











I love that pink lemonade!!!

Love Lee Remick's deshabillé in this scene


A very chic LBD

This back is perfection. I love the detail of the ribbon wrapped around her hair bun

Isn't this girly dress lovely too??






En serio chicas  ¿¿qué mujer es capaz de resistir ESTO?? 
Seriously ladies, which woman is capable of resist THIS??






All pictures from Sweet Sunday Mornings



25 comments:

  1. Today is St Pauls day in Greece...
    Newman is sooooo handsome!

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  2. Pero que guapo... todo un galán...
    me encantan los carteles antiguos!!!

    un besote guapa!
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  3. i wish i grew up in this era <3 these photos are lovely!

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  5. I love old movies, I'll have to check this one out. Paul Newman was so handsome.

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  6. thanks for sharing,am gonna hang out with friends

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  7. That was a really lovely cast<3 I love the cut of all the woman's dresses
    really bintage<3
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    kisses
    Ayu

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  8. Pero qué guarapo!! Me apunto la peli para este verano.

    Un saludo so chic.

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  9. fin de semana de peli y palomitas ;)

    unsaludo

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  10. I love your posts on iconic movies, and I love Paul Newman. Now I want to watch this one; perfect for summer.

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  11. i absolutely adore all the fashion in these old-school films! I love that dress too!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  12. The clothes in these scenes are awesome! I haven't seen this movie but it has a great cast so I need to add this to my Netflix queue.

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  13. Una de las cosas que tengo intención de hacer este verano es ver mucho cine clásico, y creo que esta peli no me la voy a perder.
    Paul Newman, los ojos más bellos del cine.
    Gracias por tus bonitos comentarios ;)
    Buen finde!!

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  15. i haven't watched any iconic movies but i think this is a great way to start loving and watching one :)

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  16. Sopratutto le foto dei maschietti sono Wow Wow Wow

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  17. I am definitely going to have to check out this movie! Paul Newmann was incredibly handsome! OMG!!!

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  19. oh i love old movies. they just don't make them like that :)

    xx

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  21. wow...i dream with this classic movies!!

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  22. Amazing pictures! love the style so much <3

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