Montgomery Clift: about Hollywood…

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  1. George Kaplan
    June 2, 2014
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    I think the interesting thing here is when Clift says he wants to be able to choose *the directors* himself, while wishing to pick the scripts he wants to do is obviously sensible, choosing the directors who will work on said scripts seems hubristic and egotistical in the way that certain actors tend to be. Even if he didn’t mean it that way. Some actors were (and are) as bad as the studios!

    • June 3, 2014
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      I think at the time, the equation favored the studios/producers most of all…and to a certain extent, it still does.

  2. George Kaplan
    June 3, 2014
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    I know that, but Monty in saying he wanted to be free to pick the director was being no different THAN the studio! And you are as aware as I am – moreso even because you have intimate experience – of how many egomaniacal and controlling actors there are! 😉

    • June 3, 2014
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      You are quite correct! I think there should be a new word that goes beyond egomaniacal – but as you know 😉 I can’t name names.

  3. George Kaplan
    June 3, 2014
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    Spoilsport. Oh, and I think the word “megalomaniacal” would fit them!

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