Included in Warner Home Video's Tennessee Williams boxed set, this 1973 quasi-documentary consists mainly of interviews of Williams himself and actors acting out in some cases actual scenes from his plays/movies ("The Glass Menagerie" and "The Night of the Iguana") or scenes that never actually occurred, but that Williams imagined to be extenuations of his characters thoughts/emotions (Jessica Tandy, who played Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway but was snubbed in favor of Vivien Leigh for the filmed version, recites a scene) and (Burl Ives acting out a younger version of his 'Big Daddy' character from "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof").
Overall it is a disappointment. The interviews with Williams, while informative aren't all that interesting. The acted out scenes are very dull (compare the two reciting from "Iguana" to Richard Burton and Deborah Kerr-- the difference is day and night). Although with an extremely low budget, one should probably not expect too much. Not a total waste of time, but nothing too insightful either, and something you'll quickly forget.
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