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I was telling a Canadian fellow last Friday about 'I, Confess' and 'La Confessional'. He'd not seen either.
Such a lovely man and one of the most gifted American actors of all time. Even at the end he had still had more soul and spirit than most actors in their prime could even come close to...great photos, thanks for posting
Looks like the right profile.La Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal had a great Hitchcock exhibit a number of years ago, with a special segment devoted to the filming of I Confess in Quebec City, with lots of candid shots of Hitchcock in the streets of the old city, interacting with locals inbetween shots. Clift looked suitably intense, whether in character or not.
There were scenes in "Red River", Clift whipcord-thin and intense, that made me wonder if they had somehow managed to shape a panther into the form of a man - when he lights up a smoke, or grins a little at Joanne Dru in the hotel room, or takes a .45 caliber shave from Wayne at the end; all his movements and looks were those of a hungry and patiently stalking big cat. Nobody was ever like him, one of the best of all time, and unworldly handsome.
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, "What's he like?"Everybody say, "He sure look funny."That's...Montgomery Clift, honey!New York, New York, New York, 42nd StreetHustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beatMonty Clift is recognized at dawnHe ain't got no shoes and his clothes are tornI see a car smashed at nightCut the applause and dim the lightMonty's face is broken on a wheelIs he alive? Can he still feel?Nembutal numbs it allBut I prefer........alcoholHe said go out and get me my old movie stillsGo out and get me another roll of pillsThere I go again shaking, but I ain't got the chillsARRRGHHHGORRA BUH BHUH DO ARRRRGGGGHHHHNNNN!!!!Joe Strummer/Mick Jones "The Right Profile"
I was positively in love with Monty. I loved all his movies. My favorite "From Here to Eternity" I saw it many times and now have it on a disc.
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