*That's a lie. I don't own a plumed pen or lacy pillows. But I do write in bed in the morning and my hubs always brings me my first couple of cups of the day.
After this week's mini heatwave I can relate to today's #ThrowbackThursday movie, The Long Hot Summer starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Ennui, listlessness; the weather stirs up languor, like drinking hot milk and honey under a princess and the pea size pile of covers. It's just too damn hot.
Languor and lust. When William Faulkner wasn't talking in riddles —Absalom (cough) Absalom—he knew his way around that certain feeling. And director Martin Ritt knew how to capitalize on the crackling chemistry between Newman and Woodward. The couple, who met while making this film, became inseparable.
According to TCM
Sound familiar? We ran across the iced tea motif in last week's Saturday Matinee, The Bridges of Madison County.The screenplay for The Long, Hot Summer, written by husband and wife team Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., was based primarily on William Faulkner's 1940 novel The Hamlet. Adapted into a steamy story about a shady drifter being pushed into marriage with the prim daughter of a local businessman, The Long, Hot Summer had all the ingredients for a hit film: colorful characters, striking dialogue and enough heat and innuendo to melt the ice cubes in a tall glass of southern iced tea.
Let's watch the trailer for The Long Hot Summer.