Suddenly, Last Summer
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Suddenly, Last Summer
Produced for the PBS anthology series Great Performances, this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer constrasts sharply with the previous 1959 Hollywood version. Shorn of the movie's operatic screenplay and the star power of Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, PBS simply offers us the original one-act play, faithfully rendered. In 1937 New Orleans, millionaire matriarch Violet Venable (Maggie Smith) invites a psychiatrist (Rob Lowe, who is exceptional) into her mansion. Violet's son Sebastian died in Spain the previous year under very… More