As stated, my addition to this terrific blogathon is a scene I've imagined from my all-time favorite movie, 1951's A Place in the Sun. Starring October's star of the month (and one of my most beloved guys), Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters, this George Stevens film won six Academy Awards (including Best Director for Mr. Stevens) and was nominated for three more. I absolutely love love love this movie, and no matter how many times I watch it, I always wish it had a different ending than it does. While I'm not one for spoilers and almost never give any, because of the scene on which my story is based, I will be letting out a bit of the story. So, if you haven't seen A Place in the Sun, be warned---there are spoilers in this post.
You can read my full synopsis and review of this fantastic movie HERE. However, for purposes of my imaginary scene, all you need to know is that I see Montgomery Clift's character in a sympathetic light. While some (make that most) people I know consider George Eastman as no good and rotten to the core, I don't see him that way at all. Since we're not privy to what is actually going on in George's mind in that very pivotal scene on the lake, I've imagined what he might be thinking. Of course, my scene---had it actually been a part of the film---would give me the different ending I so desire. When George took the stand in his murder trial and was grilled by none other than beloved Perry Mason in a prosecuting role, these events would have been recalled, proving that Alice's death really was an accident. While many of y'all may not agree, that is okay, as it seems I often march to the beat of my own drum. So, alone on the planet or not, this is how I see George Eastman.
They saw each other again, and to the utter shock of a poor boy such as he, Angela---in all her beauty and wealth---loved him in return. What he had ever done to be given such a gift, he didn’t know. All he could do was thank his lucky stars that he was given it. With Angela by his side and in his arms, life for George promised to be pure bliss.