Friday Night at the Drive-In: The Misfits

 

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“Why are you so sad?  You’re the saddest girl I ever met.”

 

This is the saddest movie I ever saw.  It isn’t so much the plot; it isn’t the acting (although both are superb).  It’s that the screenplay and casting create the perfect metaphor for what happened next, in real life, to Gable, Monroe and Clift.  Screenwriter Arthur Miller catches their suffering in a way that is both beautiful and cruel. And John Huston’s directing is relentless in showing these flawed heroes as they are.

 

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