Add Laurence Harvey's womanizing alcoholic, Dina Merrill as the waspy compliant wife, Eddie Fisher (La Taylor's current hubby at the time) in the non-essential role as Liz's pal, and Mildred Dunnock as Liz's annoying mother in denial, and you'll be hard pressed to find a likable character.
A modern day equivalent to this capitalization on cross-media creativity was noted in a talk given at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2014 conference in Seattle by University of Ulsan professor Hwang Yun-mi.
Part of the panel "Genre in Contemporary East Asian Cinema" that she chaired, Hwang's talk was entitled "Contemporary Costume Drama in South Korea: Genre and Genrification".
An aspect of her talk was that the costume drama film genre feeds off the visual signifiers of the same genre of television serials in their costumes, set designs, and even culinary displays.
Although in this case the rights of TV dramas are not being secured like the radio dramas of the past, the TV dramas are providing some paratextual labor in encouraging audiences to have production expectations of the film dramas from what they gather from the TV dramas.
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory.
What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in ...Shirley Mac Laine called it "the Oscar I lost to the tracheotomy" referring to Taylor's near death from pneumonia complications in 1960.B8 (like other films that were based on camp sex novels of the 60's) would make a great remake if it remained set in the 60's but kept the shocks of the original book intact. If you're looking for an accurate portrayal of O' Hara's landmark novel, this is not it.It is as if Romance Papa is an early precursor of the binge-watching experience enabled by the distribution system of the internet.In the single feature film of Romance Papa, we are in a sense successively viewing several episodes of the radio show in one evening.He is so concerned about his fellow man, instead of pummeling a burglar, he wants to provide alms of seaweed for the thief who just tried to pillage his home.