"Reflections in a Golden Eye" Sexual Antagonism Amos Lassen It is a cold and rainy afternoon in Little Rock and I decided to rewatch a film I have not seen in a long time, "Reflections in a Golden Eye". How could I lose? It has great stars, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Harris and Marlon Brando. It is based on a great book by Carson McCullers and the director, John Huston, has made several memorable movies. However. It just did not all … more
John Huston's REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Carson McCullers, is a bizarre film indeed. The main draw, of course, is the pairing of the two greatest actors in screen history, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. How odd, then, that the film itself overshadows them! The film is set at a military post: Brando is Major Penderton, who fights his own secret homosexuality; Taylor is his nymphomaniac wife, Leonora, who is having an affair with Lt. Colonel Langdon (Brian … more
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