Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tonight On the Little Screen #3

From Robert Wise's "The Day the Earth Stood Still", 1951.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"This is a movie about hats."

From Joel and Ethan Coen's "Miller's Crossing", 1990

The title quote is from director of photography Barry Sonnenfeld.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Noirism #2: More Shadow Grids

From Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", 1943.

Unlike the impossible shadows in "Laura", Hitchcock's shadows are cast by objects visible to the viewer and are more texturally varied.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Orpheus Descending; Killers #4

From Marcel Camus' "Black Orpheus", 1959.

The rings of hell.

Death appears at the window.