90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


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

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4.3.10

Montgomery Clift's "hold on the popular imagination"?

Pete Lit en su web plantea esta interesante cuestión, si el recuerdo de Monty Clift persiste en el imaginario popular. Afortunadamente, parece que sí.


A NYT preview of a Montgomery Clift film retrospective makes a rather curious claim.
The title of a two-week BAMcinématek series that starts Thursday — THAT’S MONTGOMERY CLIFT, HONEY! — is an indicator of Clift’s hold on the popular imagination: it’s taken from the refrain of the Clash song “The Right Profile,” released on “London Calling” in 1979, 13 years after his death. (“And everybody say, ‘He sure look funny’/That’s Montgomery Clift, honey.”)
A 31-year old Clash song about Clift is pretty weak evidence of the actor's supposed current popularity and cultural relevance. It's even more dubious with a cursory examination of the song's lyrics - naturally, Joe Strummer's fanboy narrator can rattle off all of Clift's films, but the narrator also has to remind his companion exactly who Clift is (or was). So even back in 1979 Clift was no longer a household word, his popularity long since faded. And that much more so in 2010.
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