“Maggie the cat is alive. I’m alive.” Yes, she is. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has a lot of different nuances to the film that many people try to understand. What I saw and understand is that this is a great film on family. The family dynamic was so real I thought this could be my family. The film is based on the play by Tennessee Williams and it did run like it was stage play. Even with the feel of a play it looked like a movie, thanks to William Daniels, the cinematographer.