• Greek Title Μια θέση στον ήλιο
  • Original Title A place in the sun
  • Year: 1951
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 122'
  • Director: George Stevens
  • Scriptwriter: Michael Wilson, Harry Brown, βασισμένο στο μυθιστόρημα An American Tragedy (1925) του Theodore Dreiser και στο ομώνυμο θεατρικό του Patrick Kearney
  • Cinematography: William C. Mellor
  • Editing: William Hornbeck
  • Music / Score: Franz Waxman
  • Sound: Gene Garvin, Gene Merritt
  • Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle, Fred Clark
  • Production: George Stevens, Paramount Pictures
  • Awards: Academy Award Winner for Best Director, Best Writing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring. Golden Globe Winner for Best Motion Picture-Drama
  • Distinctions: Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role. Golden Globe Nominee for Best Director, Best Actress-Drama, Best Cinematography
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατεστημένη σε 4Κ το 2014 από την Paramount στα εργαστήρια Technicolor και Chace, υπό την επίβλεψη George Stevens Jr., από αρνητικό φιλμ 35mm. Restored in 4K in 2014 by Paramount at Technicolor and Chace laboratories under George Stevens Jr.’s supervision, from the 35mm negative.
  • Print Source: Park Circus
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According to Ehsan Khoshbakht, this classic romantic tragedy is nevertheless one of the most uncompromising attacks on the American Dream. Α working-class young man tries to earn his way up and
falls in love with two women, a working-class one and a rich one. Blinded by passion and ambition, he resorts to crime. At the end however, the romantic vision puts the hero in a state of reverie, allowing him to walk through the calamity, terrifyingly calm and sober. Stevens devised an innovative use of editing dissolves for achieving “a kind of energy to flow through”. Legendary is the kiss scene between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, in which their romantic close-ups take the audience into their arms.

George Stevens (1904-1975), born in California, was an important director of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He began as a cinematographer in the films of Laurel and Hardy. His first films are comedies and romantic dramas, which have nevertheless humanist dimensions. During World War II he shot war footage; nevertheless in his post-war dramatic films there exist deeper humanist concerns. Many of his films were nominated for and won Oscars. He won the Best Director Oscar twice for A place in the Sun (1951) and The giant (1956).

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