The Passion of Montgomery Clift

The Passion of Montgomery Clift

by Amy Lawrence

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From his 1948 film debut in Red River through such classics as The Heiress, A Place in the Sun, and From Here to Eternity, Montgomery Clift exemplified a new masculinity and—leading the way for a generation of actors, including Marlon Brando and James Dean—epitomized the new naturalistic style of acting. Clift’s impact was such that, both during his troubled life and after his untimely death, fans described the actor in religious terms, characterizing Clift as a vision, acolyte, and martyr. In The Passion of Montgomery Clift, Amy Lawrence challenges the myth of Clift as tragic victim by examining Clift’s participation in the manipulation of his image, his collaborations with directors, his relationships with costars, and his interactions with writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520260474
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 798,128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amy Lawrence is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Dartmouth College and is the author of Echo and Narcissus: Women's Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema (UC Press), and The Films of Peter Greenaway.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 The Face of a Saint 11

2 The Bobby-Soxers' Idol 50

3 Actor as Saint 83

4 Facing Persecution 141

5 Mortification of the Flesh 177

6 A Gay Martyr 218

7 Nothing Sacred 254

Notes 287

Index 323

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"This book makes a valuable contribution to star studies as well as enhancing our understanding of Clift's work."—Screen Journal

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