Monday, June 29, 2009

Liz Taylor


A pair from George Stevens' "A Place In the Sun", 1951.






Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Fish Stays In the Picture


A couple more from Nagisa Oshima's "Empire of Passion", 1978.




Oshima wryly sticks dead animals in the foreground.  Something is rotten in this house.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Empire Of Passion


Nagisa Oshima, 1978














A married woman has an affair with a younger man, the man grows jealous and convinces her to murder her husband, the husband haunts them and things end poorly.  The tired story is not treated particularly originally here but the sets always look great and the colors are vivid and interesting.  Next time I'll watch Taboo instead.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Three Views of a Railing


Nagisa Oshima's "Empire of Passion", 1978.







All the same room, different color schemes.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Boris Karloff


"The Mummy", Karl Freund, 1932.



As far as I can tell, the only reason to see this film.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hangmen Also Die


Great title.


Fritz Lang, 1943.