I am currently collecting all of the best picture winners. I love this box set- the way it looks, the movies in it, everything. Eleven best picture winners from Columbia Pictures spanning five decades in a booklet with some bonus material included. As a collector, I am impressed and happy that this exists.
Marilyn Monroe, the Saint of Nevada Desert. When everything has been said about The Misfits, how bad the film is and all that, she still remains there, a new screen character, MM, the saint. And she haunts you, you'll not forget her.
Although there's a slight suspicion that (as in Rossellini's work from this period) the plight of children is being used as a sort of emotional shorthand, the integrity and moving effect of this piece is never really in doubt.
I really do love this movie ever since I saw it the first time, one of my uncles actually liberated one of those hellish camps. He had nightmares about that more than the war. He was on duty for these trials as well.\nAnyway, I wanted to replace my worn VCR tape for a new DVD and I was happy to see the 'Special Edition' on the screen, that is until it was shown as OUT of stock and NO way to put myself on a 'wish list' or 'order list!' Way to go again Walmart!!\nYes, I would love to have a DVD copy, Walmart just didn't come through, again.
I have to say that Clift's plot is far less compelling than Lancaster's and something of the zip goes when Frank Sinatra disappears from the action, sent to the stockade. But what a punch this movie still packs.