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The Misfits

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Magnum Photographers (veja mais livros deste autor)
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This book tells the story in pictures and words of the making of the legendary film The Misfits (1961), directed by John Huston and starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.The film concerns an ex-stripper and recent divorcee, Roslyn Taber (Monroe) in Reno, Nevada, who falls in love with an aging cowboy, Gay Langland (Gable). Langland, a rugged individualist, teams up with a worn-out rodeo rider Perce Howland (Clift) to round up a herd of wild ?misfit? horses. Roslyn is shockedto learn that the horses will be slaughtered and made into dog food. She attempts to persuade Langland to call off the roundup. When he refuses, she successfully appeals to Perce to release the horses that have already been captured. This infuriatesLangland, who recaptures the leader of the horses after a rough struggle. Proving that he is the boss, he then decides to let the horses go free. The roundup ends as a financial failiure, but from the ordeal Roslyn and Langland make a new start together.The Misfits was made in notoriously difficult circumstances. Marilyn Monroe was suffering a mental breakdown and was drifting apart from her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (who had written the film to help her realise her ambition to be a?serious? actress); Clark Gable was seriously ill; Montgomery Clift was heavily dependent on drink and drugs. Shooting conditions in the Nevada desert were atrocious. The production nearly doubled in length and cost. Remarkably, however, the result was elegiac, moving film that became a fitting swansong for Gable and Monroe (neither made another film: he died a few days after shooting was completed; she overdosed a year later).As part of the promotional strategy for the film, the Magnum photographic agency was given the exclusive right to take photographs during the shooting. (The Magnum connection even featured on one of the posters for the movie.) Nine of its most famous photographers (Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Bruce Davidson, Henri Carti

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Código de barras:
9780714861074
Dimensões:
25.00cm x 18.00cm x 1.00cm
Marca:
PHAIDON PRESS INC.
Idioma:
Inglês
ISBN13:
9780714861074
Número de páginas:
192
Peso:
0.760 kg
Encadernação:
Brochura