Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)

Director: John Huston
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Brian Keith

A cuckolded major struggles to assert himself and other goings-on at an Army post.

One of the first things that'll strike you about this movie is that it's actually filmed as if reflected in a golden eye, so if nearly two hours of amber monochrome doesn't sound appealing to you, you may want to stop here. If you're expecting a story with a lot of action, you'll want to look elsewhere. This movie is a character study and if that doesn't interest you, this movie's not for you. I got into the characters enough that I think it's worth seeing, but I feel this film will be divisive, which is why I'm holding it in more reservation than I might otherwise. Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Brian Keith and Julie Harris all do well as the two main couples in the story. I want to give special notice to Zorro David as Mrs. Langdon's Filipino servant Anacleto. His character is more than a little weird and it may have just been the actor being himself. It's his only film credit, so make the most of it if you see this movie. I have to knock the ending for being shot in a rather dumb way, but other than that, I didn't mind this rather rambling ride. Take my warnings into consideration before you make your choice to see this one or not.

If you want to hear something really dumb, the reason I decided to watch this movie was because the title was adapted for Diamond Dog's autobiography Reflections in a Diamond Eye in Con Air. Yes, really. I told you it was dumb. ^o^