Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Monty

There is a Montgomery Clift blog-a-thon today over at Film Experience blog to commemorate his birthday. I don't have time to write a real post today but if you've never seen him at Judgement at Nuremberg or A Place in the Sun - or if you are interested in soul opening performances - he was a walking wound. Check out Sheila's contribution to the thon here.


Anonymous said...

How about the little anecdote I found where he got a "bad haircut" before filming Judgment at Nuremberg - because he just knew that that character would get a special haircut for his day in court?

Meticulous. A meticulous actor.

Thanks for the link, Ted ... I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on him. Have you seen Red River?? His debut?

Zinquirilla said...


Me alegro de que hayas recordado a Montgomery Clift, a great actor!

Ted said...

S & Z - a great actor indeed!

s- that was a great story. his performance in that film is haunting. I haven't seen Red River. One for our next marathon, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Ted - it's a date! To see John Wayne spar with Montgomery Clift (physically and verbally) ... in a Howard Hawks movie ... I mean, it's just delicious!!