Faye Dunaway, James Earl Jones and Denholm Elliott have starred in a number of famous movies, so it might surprise you to learn that they co-starred in the little known "Scorchers". Set in rural Louisiana, the movie has the feeling of a play (and is in fact based on director David Beaird's 1985 play of the same title). It depicts two stories happening at the same time: the aftermath of a wedding, and a discussion in a bar.
While the events at the wedding get treated as the main story, the events in the bar are the most profound. Faye Dunaway's prostitute is the sort of person who's never afraid to say what she thinks, no matter how intense the situation. The complexity of her character - as well as the complexity of the characters played by James Earl Jones and Denholm Elliott - make this one perceptive movie. It's not a masterpiece, but still deeper than most movies that I've seen. I recommend it. I mean, how often do we get to hear the Cajun dialect spoken in the movie, or hear zydeco?
As for Faye Dunaway's awarding of Best Picture at the Academy Awards last year, it wasn't her or Warren Beatty's fault, and they awarded again this year with everything going smoothly. Fine actress.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
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Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes off the yun the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her innocence. On the other side of town Splendids' cousin has her own problems. Her man has been sleeping with Thais, the town hooker. She heads to the Tiger Cafe with gun in hand to get back her man. —Les MacDonald at
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March 24, 2022 at 11:51 AM