MissGoddess wrote:Gable is electrifying. I really think he is at his best in highly physical roles and in outdoor settings. He is too held-back in interior settings, which MGM kept him to for the most part. It isn't necessarily what he's doing (lots of stunts, sword fights, etc), it's the freedom that comes from a bigger setting that seems to unleash his energy. This proved true right up to his last highly demanding physical role in The Misfits
JackFavell wrote:I think you are so right, MissG! He's so physically commanding, even when all he's doing is standing with his hands on his hips, elbows out. I defy anyone to cross past Gable in that stance, if Gable didn't want them to. He's overwhelmingly strong. And I mean strong as a presence, not as a measure of health. He has an underlying vitality, a massive power behind his actions that we want to see unleashed.
Miss Goddess and Jack Favell ... I seen dozens of his films ... and I never noticed that until these two posts pops up in my mind. I was stunned by all this ... thanks for sharing this and I agree with both of you on this. He does commands a presence in all outdoor settings ... indoors cramps his style!