Wednesday, October 17, 2007
"A MAN DON'T GO HIS OWN WAY, HE'S NOTHING"
I'm not sure if any line from a movie had as much resonance to me as a youth as that one did by Montgomery Clift's Robert E. Lee Prewitt in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The man who was probably the most gifted actor this country ever produced, and who paved the way for everyone to Marlon Brando and James Dean to Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, would have been 87 today.
I'm sure that wherever he is in the universe today, America's most beautiful cinematic poet of pain is still going his own way. Monty, may you be well and taken care of for all of eternity...American cinema would have been a lot less without you.