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Designing The Movies: BOOM! (1968)

  • Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M9 Canada (map)

Designing the Movies lauds:

”“It's the other side of camp. It's beautiful, atrocious and it's perfect.” -John Waters

Wealthy hypochondriac Sissy Goforth (Elizabeth Taylor) lives on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man (Richard Burton) who may or may not be the 'Angel of Death.' Based on the Tennessee Williams play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, the cult classic features Taylor in her own legendary jewellery, several gowns by Karl Lagerfeld! and an unforgettable headpiece by Alexandre de Paris, all on a stunning purpose-built set in Sardinia. There will be door prizes!

With an introduction and notes on camp by series host Nathalie Atkinson to the Taylor-Burton vehicle so wonderfully terrible and so trashy, even John Waters bows down to it.

USA 1968 113 min. PG
Directed by Joseph Losey
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noël Coward

ABOUT Designing the Movies:
Programmed and hosted by journalist Nathalie Atkinson, Designing the Movies makes art direction, production, set and costume design the lens for analysis.”

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Working Women
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Plastic Bag Monument