Thursday, July 14, 2011
indelible moment: John Huston's "The Misfits"
"Horse killers! Killers! Murderers!
"You're liars! All of you, liars!
"You're only happy when you can see something die!
"Why don't you kill yourselves and be happy?!
"You and your God's country! Freedom! I pity you! You're three dear, sweet, dead men!
"I pity you! You're three dead men!"
-Marilyn Monroe as Roslyn, a lonely, stricken divorcée begging three modern cowboys - played by Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach - not to trap wild horses for dog food Note in Passing: "The Misfits" airs at 8 p.m. 16 July on Turner Classic Movies. Meanwhile, MM's body of work continues to be celebrated in a retrospective simply titled "Marilyn!" at BAM Cinémark, the film arm of the Brooklyn Art Museum, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11217 (718-636-4100), through 17 July. To borrow a quote from that wise bard, Ms. Lorelei Lee of Howard Hawks' "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes":
"Thank you ever so!"
Posted by joe baltake at 1:23 PM