Sunday, September 21, 2008
The Powers of Wandering Thought
Greta Garbo and Montgomery Clift....TOGETHER! Ponder it, I ask you. I mean, seriously, folks, can you even start to imagine how devastating a combination that one would have been? Just the shear juxtaposition of it; Hollywood's two most beautiful people sharing that same, large, black and white screen - scintillating! But even beyond the aesthetics of it, YES, to have been able to see that sensual, alluring style of Garbo attempting to (but not quite succeeding) run her circles around the brooding and vulnerable Monty Clift. Granted, she was 15 years older than him/had retired a full five years prior to "Red River"....ever having had an audience, for Christ! But, still, friends, in some sort of "Sunset Boulevard" scenario (or in anything, really), I would have basically given anything to see it. Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, not so much.