Saturday, December 25, 2010
Play it Again, Marilyn
I was watching "The Misfits" today and I'm telling you here, that scene between Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift, outside the bar at night, his head all bandaged up from a fall at the rodeo earlier that day, her trying to comfort him, THAT, folks, is one hell of an incredible scene. I especially liked it when he asked her, "Who do you depend on? WHO?" and she responded with, "I don't know. Maybe all there really is is just the next thing, the next thing that happens. Maybe you're not supposed to remember anybody's promises."......I'm telling you here, folks, it was almost visceral, the entirety of it. Kudos, all around, to Clift, Monroe, Arthur Miller (the screenwriter), and John Huston (the director). Like they often say in Hollywood....and elsewhere, they just don't make 'em like that anymore.