90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


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

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27.2.09

Monty inédito (8)

Aunque la foto no es muy conocida, hay otras similares. Al joven Monty le gustaba mostrase informal y despreocupado (sobre todo a la hora de sentarse :D).

Actualización: Aquí podemos ver, aunque sea a un tamaño muy pequeño, la foto original a color.

26.2.09

The Misfits.- críticas


Estas son las críticas de The Misfits (Vidas rebeldes, 1961) que recoge Judith M. Kass en su libro Todas las películas de Montgomery Clift.

Las críticas de Vidas Rebeldes fueron muy distintas. Paul Beckley, del New York Herald Tribune, afirmó:

"Vidas Rebeldes es tan auténticamente americana que sólo un americano podía haberla hecho. Toda la película respira una sensación de comunicación que sólo puede darse cuando todos los que están implicados en una cosa se conocen muy bien.

Nadie puede negar que en esta película estos actores brindan sus mejores interpretaciones. Te olvidas de que están actuando y sientes que 'son'".


Pero Bosley Crowther, del New York Times, opinó:

"Los personajes y el tema no llegan a cuajar. Hay muchos detalles, pero no consiguen aportar nada nuevo. La dirección del señor Huston es dinámica, inventiva y llena de color. Pero la película no consigue salir adelante".


Roger Angell, en su reseña del New Yorker, dijo:

"Vidas Rebeldes atrae toda nuestra atención pero es un fracaso dramático de dimensiones considerables. El guión, demasiado simbólico y tan sentimental que llega a carecer de inteligencia".

20.2.09

Movieland.- reportaje (feb 1950)

MOVIELAND FEB 1950~ELIZABETH TAYLOR CVR STAR
NICE ISSUE FILLED WITH TOP STARS OF THE TIME!




TYRONE POWER
KATHRYN GRAYSON~PATTY CAKE CANWALK AGIN!~ 4 PICS AND STORY
HEDY LAMARR
ESTHER WILLIAMS
MONA FREEMAN
JANE POWELL MARRIES
BETTY GARRETT
STAR GAZER~ RAY MILLAND IN FEATURE
RONALD COLMAN AND CELEST CELESTE HOLM
BOB HOPE
JUNE ALLYSON
GREGORY PECK
JOHN LUND PINUP
GENE TIERNEY PINUP
COLEEN GRAY
DORIS DAY AND TERRY~ 4 PICS
AUDREY TOTTER
MONTGOMERY CLIFT
GAIL RUSSELL AND GUY MADISON
CANDIDS~ SYLVIA SIDNEY...JOAN FONTAINE,,RICHARD CONTE, LIZ TAYLOR, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, JOAN EVENS, AND MORE!!
ISSUE IS IN GOOD SHAPE; COMPLETE;NO ODOR;SLIGHT PAPER LOSS AT SPINE AND BROWNING ALONG EDGES OF SOME PAGES ( SOME PAGES ARE YELLOWISH FROM AGE).

18.2.09

Retrato (14)


Una caricatura de Montgomery Clift.

17.2.09

Cromo


Cromo-postal de la época de From here to eternity (De aquí a la eternidad, 1953)

Cromo artista de cine MONTGOMERY CLIFT , nº10 , 1ª serie , Edit RUIZ ROMERO, años 50. Tamaño 8cm x 5 cm .

16.2.09

2 portadas de revistas con fotos poco conocidas



revista MODERN SCREEN de febrero de 1950 y marzo de 1951 respectivamente

15.2.09

Modern Screen.- feb 1949

Esta es la portada de la revista y en el reportaje dedicado a Monty aparece la foto del albornoz y escenas de sus 3 primeras plículas: The Search, Red River y The Heiress. No se puede leer bien la frase titular del reportaje.

Hace 60 años.

14.2.09

I Confess.- dvd

En la web Dvdbeaver, hay un apartado sobre el lanzamiento de I Confess (Yo confieso, 1953) en Dvd bastante completo:

(English text)


USA 1953

Otto Kellar (O.E. Hasse) and his wife Alma (Dolly Hass) work as caretaker/gardner and housekeeper at a Catholic church in Canada. In the act of robbing a house where he occasionally gardens, Otto is surprised and inadvertently murders the owner. Torn with feelings of guilt and shame, he confesses to Father Michael William Logan (Montgomery Clift) back at the church. Police investigators don't look to Otto, instead begin to suspect Father Logan as he devoutly refuses to reveal what he has been told in the confessional.

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: March 22nd, 1953 - USA

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC

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Also comes in The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection which includes - Strangers on a Train Two-Disc Edition / North by Northwest / Dial M for Murder / Foreign Correspondent / Suspicion / The Wrong Man / Stage Fright / I Confess / Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:34:27
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Featurette: "Hitchcock's Confession; A Look at 'I Confess'" (20:39)
• Gala Canadian Premiere for 'I Confess' (:56)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:47)

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

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Chapters: 25

Comments:

Again, we have virtual Criterion quality with these Warner Hitchcock releases. Stunning. Great contrast, perfect image quality etc. etc. This DVD is simply brilliant. out of

Gary W. Tooze


Otto Kellar (O.E. Hasse) and his wife Alma (aaDolly Hass) work as caretaker/gardner and housekeeper at a Catholic church in Canada. In the act of robbing a house where he occasionally gardens, Otto is surprised and inadvertently murders the owner. Torn with feelings of guilt and shame, he confesses to Father Michael William Logan (Montgomery Clift) back at the church. Police investigators don't look to Otto, instead begin to suspect Father Logan as he devoutly refuses to reveal what he has been told in the confessional.


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12.2.09

Young Monty (9)

11.2.09

Artículo de Gay History Icons

En esta web hay un apartado de biografías sobre gays conocidos o que se han convertido en un icono como Montgomery Clift:

(Edward) Montgomery Clift

Life Span: Born 17th October 1920, Omaha, Nebraska; died 23rd July 1966, New York.
Star Sign: Libra
Famous As: US film and stage actor.

Background: His mother, Ethel 'Sunny' Clift, spent much of her life and the family fortune researching into her family background and in trying to bring up her children in a grand style. His father, William Clift, had been successful in banking although he had little money during the depression. Montgomery Clift had a twin sister, Roberta, and a brother, Brooks, who was eighteen months older.

Work: Clift took up modelling at the age of 13. When he was 15 he had moved to New York and had started acting on the stage. He was exclusively a stage actor for the next ten years and was one of the founding members of the famous Actors Studio. He appeared in original productions of The Skin of Our Teeth and There Shall Be No Night.
He turned down several offers of film roles but eventually took a role in Red River, (1946), and was briefly considered to be the most promising on the post-war US film actors. He was an extraordinarily handsome in his youth and his sensitive and sensual approach made him attractive to both men and woman.
In 1956, while he was making Raintree County with Elizabeth Taylor, he was involved in a car accident in which he nearly died and which left him permanently scarred. Afterwards he became drug and alcohol dependent. He spent a great deal of time and money on psychiatric counselling.

After the financial failure of Freud, (1962), he found it difficult to find work until Elizabeth Taylor insisted on him being her co-star in Reflections in a Golden Eye in which he would play an overtly homosexual character. However, he died of a heart attack a few months before filming was scheduled to begin.

During his life he was not out as gay publicly but he did not try to keep it a secret in Hollywood.

A biopic called Montgomery Clift using film clips and documentary footage was released in 1983.

Friends & Relationships:
in New York he became friends with the Lunts, Lehman Engel, and Thornton Wilder. In 1940 he had his first regular male lover who was a fellow actor.
In 1949 he was arrested on 42nd. Street in New York for 'soliciting' but his film studio intervened to ensure that the charge was dropped without publicity.

Lasting Legacy: A number of great film roles including Suddenly Last Summer (1959).

Acting (Theatre): Fly Away Home, 1935. Jubilee, 1935. Your Obedient Husband, 1938. Eye On The S parrow, 1938. The Wind And The Rain, 1938. Dame Nature, 1938. The Mother, 1939. There Shall Be No Night, 1940. Mexican Mural, 1942. The Skin Of Our Teeth, 1942. Our Town, 1944. The Searching Wind, 1944. Foxhole In The Parlor, 1945. You Touched Me!, 1945. The Seagull, 1935.

Acting (Film): Red River, 1946, as Matthew 'Matt' Garth. The Search, 1948, as writer and actor as Ralph Stevenson. Received an Academy Award nomination. The Heiress, 1950, as Morris Townsend. The Big Lift, 1950, as Danny MacCullough. A Place in the Sun, 1951, as George Eastman. Received an Academy Award nomination. From Here to Eternity, 1953, as Private Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt. Received an Academy Award nomination. I Confess, 1953, as Father Michael Logan. Stazione Termini, 1953, as Giovanni Doria, (also called Indiscretion). Raintree County, 1957, as John Wickliff Shawnessy. Operation Raintree, 1957, as himself. The Young Lions, 1958, as Noah Ackerman. Lonelyhearts, 1959, as Adam White. Suddenly, Last Summer, 1959, as Dr. John Cukrowicz. Wild River, 1960, as Chuck Glover. The Misfits, 1961, as Perce Howland. Judgement at Nuremberg, 1961, as Rudolph Peterson. Freud, 1962, as Sigmund Freud. The Love Goddesses, 1965, as himself. The Defector, 1966, as Professor James Bower.

10.2.09

A place in the sun.- fotos del rodaje (2): la escena del baile entre George y Alice

by Hulton Archive
10th February 1951: American actors Montgomery Clift (1920 - 1966) and Shelley Winters dance while American director George Stevens (1904 - 1975) watches on the set of his film, 'A Place in the Sun,' Paramount Studios. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

9.2.09

Movieland.- reportaje (jun 1949)







Reportaje de la revista Movieland (junio 1949) con un reportaje titulado "We want Monty!". Con una foto en grande de su álbum personal, del rodaje d The Heiress y con Miriam Hopkins en atenta actitud. He incluido también un reportaje en la misma revista sobre Liz Taylor de su película Mujercitas,aunque en estas fechas ellos aún no se conocían.

June 1949 issue of Movieland magazine with June Allyson & Dick Powell on the front cover. Featured in this issue (in order of my pics):

Liz Taylor article "We Adopted Liz...3 top-notch stars reveal themselves in this warm tribute to their co-worker, Liz Taylor" w/pics on 2 pgs.
William Holden article "Sitting Pretty" w/pics on 4 pgs.
Ingrid Bergman article w/pics on 4 pgs.
Clark Gable article "A Queen For The King?" w/pics on 4 pgs.
Cesar Romero article "Cesar Wants A Girl" w/full pg. color pic of Romero and Betty Grable
Montgomery Clift article "We Want Monty" w/pics on 2 pgs.
Humphrey Bogart article w/pics on 2 pgs.
Linda Darnell article "How To Get Your Man" w/2 pics
Frank Sinatra article "The World Is Yours" w/pics on 2 pgs.
Lucille Ball "Smart Girl" is 2 pgs.Also featured in this issue are June Allyson & Dick Powell, Lana Turner, Robert Stack, Farley Granger & Geraldine Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Loretta Young and more with lots more great pics

8.2.09

5.2.09

Cromos de Monty

Nuestra querida amiga Isabel, ha puesto esta foto en el Facebook. ¡Gracias amiga!

Se trata de una coleción de cromos coloreados que se coleccionaban en aquella época. Son 8 en total y podemos ver la evolución de Monty, es decir, no sólo circulaban cuando era joven sino durante toda su carrera.

4.2.09

Fotos utilizadas en libros





* libro de Judith M. Kass (ediciones estadounidense y española)


3.2.09

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