90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


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

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3.12.09

Montgomery Clift: Man of great refinement

Un video que quiere mostrar lo que muchas veces no se reconoce: el gran talento de Montgomery Clift y su importancia en la Historia del Cine, adelantándose a tantos actores. Un video que muestra escenas diferentes de sus películas y sus fotos más conocidas. No aporta nada nuevo visualmente pero es un homenaje muy bueno para dar a conocer a Montgomery Clift hoy día.


"Before Dean... Before Brando... One of the most cultured and introspective film and theater actors. He is... Montgomery Clift"

El video es de TheBigValley y este es el texto que lo acompaña:

(English text)
Rich in culture, charm, humanity and talent. There are many Montgomery Clift's qualities that can be listed. Born in Nebraska in 1920, revealed early adolescence remarkable artistic gifts that he had occasion to express in the theater. California who watched carefully the actors who came from New York did not hesitate to contact Clift to propose auditions. Montgomery Clift reluctantly accepted. He did not like a genius California and preferred to return to New York. The first film role he accepted after much hesitation was that of (Matthew Garth) in Red River directed by Howard Hawks, where he was confronted with the great John Wayne. The success was The Search, which came out in theaters a few months before the Red River and this is considered the first appearance on the screens of Monty. From this point on begins the success that led him to work for great directors like Fred Zinnemann, George Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock, Vittorio De Sica. Of his 17 films in addition to those already mentioned it is worth remembering From Here to Eternity, A place in the sun, I confess, The Misfits, Judgement at Nuremberg, Freud. But despite the success, the admiration for him and comfort, the life of Monty will be a succession of difficult moments alternated with brief periods of happiness. Painful and leave marks on the life of this actor is unfortunately the car accident occurred in 1956, and gave him a facial surgery. Monty's life will change forever, but with the help of a few trusted friends (including a principal role will the Elizabeth Taylor) will be made less harsh and heavy.
I wanted to put together Monty Clift, James Dean and Marlon Brando for the way they have revolutionized the art of acting. All three introspective and all three came from the famous school in New York (the Actors Studio) But compared to Brando and Dean, Monty began some years before in the movies and had lots of experience with theater. Montgomery Clift died in a summer day in July 1966 of a heart attack. A few months later would have to begin working in Reflections in a Golden Eye. Character who was later given to Marlon Brando. Leaves a great legacy to all new generations of actors. The music is from the film Out of Africa composed by John Barry. The films included in the video are: The Search, Red River, The Heiress, A place in the sun, Indiscretion of an American wife, I Confess, From here to eternity, Raintree County, Lonelyhearts, The Misfits, Judgement at Nuremberg.
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.
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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