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Boom! (1968)

Boom (original title)
PG | | Drama, Thriller | 26 May 1968 (USA)
Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

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Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" involves very wealthy Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, supposedly dying, and living in a large mansion on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man, Angelo Del Morte and "the Witch of Capri." The mysterious man may or may not be "The Angel of Death". Written by alfiehitchie

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She outlived six rich men! See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The eighth of 11 films that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in together. See more »

Goofs

The terrace scene very late in film begins with characters commenting on sunset occurring behind them, yet the rest of scene plays out in bright afternoon sunshine. See more »

Quotes

The Witch of Capri: In my heart beats blood that is not my blood, but the blood of anonymous blood donors.
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Connections

Referenced in Multiple Maniacs (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Hideaway
Music by John Dankworth
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Georgie Fame
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A film rich in its vulgarity - I love it
18 December 2003 | by (Saint John, New Brunswick) – See all my reviews

When this film opened in 1968, most patrons at the cinema either walked out or stayed and scratched their heads. I came back to see it several times. Everything about it is delightfully overdone. Elizabeth Taylor, while too shrill, is wonderful to watch. I am not sure she understood the role she was playing, but she attacked the film with a lot of gusto. This signalled the end of the big Taylor-Burton films of the 1960s, and would be the death knell of Elizabeth Taylor as number one at the Box Office. In the 1970s, I managed to see this film several times on television, and I remember finding additional delights on re-viewing. I recommed this to all Elizabeth Taylor fans.


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