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RARE Marilyn Monroe ,Clark Gable & Monty Clift - " The Misfits " On The Set 1960

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© Peter Sneyder 2014 • All Rights Reserved. 1960 - Arthur Miller had written a short story, puiblished in Esquire magazine in 1957. When he lived in Reno, waiting for his divorce and before marrying Marilyn, he had met some men who, like Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift in the movie, captured wild horses they sold back after, and from which was made food for animals. Miller adapted the short story to make it a screenplay, Sam Shaw having suggested him that the subject would make an excellent movie for Marilyn. For that, Miller had to develop Roslyn's character, too dweeb for the short story. He worked again in the screenplay until the last day of shooting. He always modified the end and found it difficult to decide which cow-boy would win the young woman's heart. Montgomery Clift was not the only one to think that Clark Gable, who was a mature man, had to get the leading role. At the beginning of 1958, Miller suggested the production of the movie to his friend Frank Taylor, who suggested to send the screenplay to John Huston and to propose him the direction. A prestigious team was gathered, including Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach, both Marilyn's friends. But Miller did better and managed to convince Clark Gable, explaining him that it was "kind of an East western which dealt with the lack of meaning in our lives and also maybe the way we have arrived where we are". At the beginning, Marilyn considered the movie as a love gift. But when the shooting began, the relations between her and Miller had reached their breaking point.