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Free Movie - The Misfits. Dir John Huston 1961 (US) Rated M

Hosted by the Consul of the Sydney Cinema & Theatre Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 25 Jan 19:15 - 21:30

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Content warning: contains scenes of violence against animals.

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Scripted by playwright Arthur Miller, "The misfits" portrays modern-day outcasts clinging to the faded promises of the Old West. Marilyn Monroe is a divorcee; Clark Gable is an ageing cowboy. They shack up in a dilapidated house in the Nevada desert, play-acting a fantasy of outlaw living in their own ‘little bit of paradise’ with a coterie of fellow drifters. The heyday of the frontier, however, has long since passed. A mustang chase brings an epic reckoning with the degraded romance of the back-country and its violent foundations. As Gable and his crew (including Montgomery Clift) round up horses to sell for pet food, Monroe serves as the film’s moral arbiter. Suffused with melancholy, "The misfits" marked the end of an era for the classical Hollywood western and the final screen performances for its two leads.