What a crappy movie. I don’t care if it won Oscars. This article blames it on the fact that Hays Act censorship rules would not allow the film to deal with the homosexual attraction between two characters. Paul Newman’s character, Brick, seems tormented by the loss of his glory days as a football star and the death of his best friend Skipper. Any reasonably alert viewer can tell Brick is tormented by a lingering homosexual attraction for his deceased friend Skipper. This should have been a big issue, but the movie pushes it down to a confused subtext. Maybe this is why the dialogue and story make no sense. I think the Academy Awards come from the fact that those in the movie biz were aware of what the story was supposed to be, so they ignored the awkward story telling and gave Oscars for the movie that should have been.