Saturday, March 14, 2009

Springtime in Rome

Well, as close as I can get to it today! I watched "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" today for the umpteenth time. I just love Vivien Leigh in this role and I've been a fan of Tennessee Williams longer than I care to admit. I love all the sets, clothes and story here, and I apologize if you are a Warren Beatty fan but he is the weak link in this film. I would rather have seen this made with an unknown Italian actor than have to watch Warren with his faux tan and dreadful attempt at an Italian accent. He is good at playing a sleaze so I'll give him that much. Ooops, I didn't mean to turn this into a Warren Beatty bash, sorry!! I do love this story, thank you Tennessee for another great one!


Kate Gabrielle said...

I haven't seen this yet, I'll have to rent it.. although I'm really not much of a Warren Beatty fan either (he oozes sleaze even when the role doesn't call for it)but Tennesse Williams, Vivien Leigh and Italy make it hard to pass up!

Lexa said...

I hadn't heard of this one either, but I have to see it. Love the poster, too.

vivienne strauss said...

It is a great movie, I just enjoyed it more as a child when I didn't have such cynicism for bad accents. They also stayed true to the novella by Williams so that is a big plus.