Posts Tagged ‘A Place in the Sun’

Vikar checks in for the Roosevelt hotel and asks for room 928, where Montgomery Clift lived after making A Place in the Sun, during the filming of From Here to Eternity.

The hotel clerk asks Vikar if he’s seen Easy Rider. A Place in the Sun is referenced again in this conversation.


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Vikar gets a ride from a girl who stares at the tattoo on his head. Anticipating her identification of the tattoo as being from Rebel Without A Cause, Vikar clarifies that the characters are Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun.

The girl drops Vikar off at Sunset and Hollywood, where he goes into a small movie theater and watches La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc).

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In Philippe’s restaurant, a hippie mistakes the tattoo on Vikar’s head for James Dean and Natalie Wood in Rebel Without A Cause. The tattoo is from a scene in A Place in the Sun.

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Note: The novel starts on page 15.

The novel begins with a description of the tattoo on Vikar’s head that depicts Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in the film A Place in the Sun.

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