Welcome to another Monthly Movie Musings.
This month’s movie prompt is:
I’ve been a long-time fan of the late Richard Burton. Just listening to his voice is entertainment enough for me ;<). He was considered to have the second greatest voice in theatre, of all time. Lawrence Olivier apparently the only actor that was considered better, in that respect.
Personally, I thought the whole Richard Burton “package” was rather nice! 😉
I happened to find this video (click on the movie title above for more details about the film) at a local thrift store and was glad to add it to our collection of nostalgia movies.
Unfortunately, this is not Richard at his best. As is so often the case for this era of (late 50’s, early 60’s) films, the story line and acting are for the most part, just plain CHEESY!!! That’s the only word that comes to mind that really nails it.
The plot has a serious and rather troubling theme. I do believe that this had the potential to be a really good film. But given the era it was set in and the style of films being produced at that time; to watch it now, it just comes across as rather contrived and unrealistic. It does have it’s moments though. And I loved the title!
If you are a nostalgia buff as I am, this might be one you’d still enjoy checking out. Richard Burton and Angie Dickinson were so very, very young in this movie. When stars were stars! And if you are also a Richard Burton fan, this is one of his first starring roles in the U.S. For me, it was definitely worth the dollar I spent, to bring this one home.
As for the writing prompt…The Bramble Bush.
Here’s the definition of :
bramble: a prickly shrub, including the blackberry and the raspberry
I’ve got a short story idea that I hope to write for this one. It is loosely based on a real event that a family member shared with me, many years ago. It is a memory that never left me. I hope that I can do it justice…
I look forward to reading your interpretation of : The Bramble Bush. You have a whole month to write about this prompt and remember, it’s not about the movie, it’s about the title and where you want to take it! Please remember to come back and leave a comment here, with a linkback to your story or poem so that we can all enjoy it!
Thanks to everyone who participated in August. I really enjoyed reading your stories and poems. I hope you will participate again this month and do spread the word, please and thank you!
Happy Writing and Happy September. 🙂