90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


90º Aniversario del nacimiento de Montgomery Clift (1920-2010)

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26.3.09

Montgomery Clift Height (la talla de Monty)

En la web http://www.celebheights.com/ aparecen las tallas de celebridades como la de Montgomery Clift:

Montgomery Clift's height is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm). In Randy Roberts John Wayne book, "Duke was not impressed by the frail 5ft 10 actor"

E incluso en el foro se mantiene esta discusión de por qué John Wayne y Frabk Sinatra parecen más bajos al lado suyo cuando no era así:

- Stumbled upon the movie "Red River" (1948) in which Clift played opposite John Wayne, John Ireland and Walter Brennan. It was amazing to see how many tricks were used, rather inconsistently, to make up for Clift's (enormous) lack of height, compared to his co-stars. In one scene he was with Wayne and Brennan. Standing next to Wayne, he was significantly shorter, of course. Brennan was surprisingly close to Wayne in height (although I.MDB only has him at 5'11", he looked 2 inches shorter than Wayne at best). Considering how much shorter Clift was than Wayne, in one wide camerashot, you could also see he was about as much shorter than Brennan. But: when the camera got closer and the shot became above the waist Clift, in a shot right next to Brennan, was suddenly about 2 inches taller!!! He then walked away, while Brennan remained in place and then walked in a semi circle behind Brennan to the other side before returning to stand next to Brennan, but now on that other side, again looking about two inches taller! But the director forgot one thing: you could see that Brennan's arms were much longer. The next shot had them walking to their horses and conveniently, Brennan's horse was several feet behind Clift's and so - from that perspective - Brennan remained smaller than Clift who was much closer to the camera. I watched that little scene absolutely dumbfounded at the use of every trick available in the book to make a difference in height supposedly less obvious, yet achieving quite the opposite! LOL. Having seen this movie and some of its scenes in particular I can in no way believe Clift's official height of 5'10". Compared to supposed 5'11" Brennan he looked to be less than 5'8". It was quite shocking. He looked like a boy.

- Frank was 5'7". He usually wore lifts that made him appear to be two inches taller. I've met Franz and he's about 5'9".

- Who by the way appeared at least three inches taller than Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity. Ernie Borgnine was taller in that film than Clift and appeared several inches taller than Sinatra.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
The Right Profile
Lyric
Say, where did I see this guy?
In red river?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the misfits?
Or from here to eternity?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

New York, New York, New York, 42nd street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty Clift is recognized at dawn
He aint got no shoes and his clothes are torn

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Monty's face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? can he still feel?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I aint got the chills