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

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26.3.10

The Passion of Montgomery Clift, by Amy Lawrence

Acaba de salir una nueva biografía sobre Montgomery Clift. Está escrita por Amy Lawrence, profesora de Estudios cinematográficos y televisivos y Literatura comparada, y editada por la University of California Press (UC Press).

El título, muy acertado, parece inspirado en su película Freud, secret passion (1962) y la foto pertenece a la sesión de fotos que le tomaron el 30 de noviembre de 1948 para la revista Life. Ver post.

Es una noticia estupenda, que siguen homenajeándolo y se quiera conocer un poquillo cómo fue la vida y la obra del gran Montgomery Clift. Si yo tuviera los medios necesarios a mi alcance, reconozco que me encantaría escribir una biografía sobr él en base a lo que voy recopilando en este blog.

Éstos son los datos de la edición:

(English text):

* Author: Amy Lawrence

* Title: The Passion of Montgomery Clift

* Prices: $60.00, £41.95 hardcover /$24.95, £16.95 paperback

*352 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 13 color illustrations, 41 b/w photographs

* Availability: June 2010, Available worldwide

* Description:

From his 1948 film debut in Red River through such classics as The Heiress, A Place in the Sun, and From Here to Eternity, Montgomery Clift exemplified a new masculinity and—leading the way for a generation of actors, including Marlon Brando and James Dean—epitomized the new naturalistic style of acting. Clift's impact was such that, both during his troubled life and after his untimely death, fans described the actor in religious terms, characterizing Clift as a vision, acolyte, and martyr. In The Passion of Montgomery Clift, Amy Lawrence challenges the myth of Clift as tragic victim by examining Clift's participation in the manipulation of his image, his collaborations with directors, his relationships with costars, and his interactions with writers.

* Reviews:

"The art and legend of Montgomery Clift, tortured soul and triumphant talent, is brought into extraordinarily sharp focus in Amy Lawrence's discerning, sympathetic and highly readable examination of a brilliant, beautiful, haunted performer."—Lee Server, author of Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care

*About The Author:

Amy Lawrence is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Dartmouth College and is the author of Echo and Narcissus: Women's Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema (UC Press), and The Films of Peter Greenaway.

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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