Friday, May 6, 2011


As always, click on the photo you love to see it full screen:

A telephone call rushes through the wires and connects two distant people at the beginning of Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 94).

The scam is on in Grand Slam (Giuliano Montaldo, 67).

Mrs. Dalton appears behind the movie screen, with Everett Sloan making a cameo via Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai, in Manhattan Murder Mystery (Woody Allen, 93).

Laughing at a plan gone wrong in Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 72).

A friend lies dead on the dance floor, and gunshots ring out as eulogy, in City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002).

Toecutter is beyond shocked in Mad Max (George Miller, 79).

Lefty (Al Pacino) does his part in Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell, 97).

The assault. Heat (Michael Mann, 95).

Speeding through the Paris streets in Rendezvous (Claude Lelouch, 76).

The tension makes us sweat in Deep Red (Dario Argento, 75).

Spencer Tracy delivers a karate chop to Ernest Borgnine's neck in Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges, 55).

The dead are dancing in Under the Volcano (John Huston, 84).

Shadow puppets. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 82).

Miles finds hope in a gathering of berries. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004).

Spectacular lovemaking atop a wartime balloon in Map of the Human Heart (Vincent Ward, 93).

A mother, jailed, cradles her child in Dumbo (Walt Disney et al, 41).

"Shake, shake, shake, Zenora." Winona Ryder finds happiness in Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 88).

"They're so slippery." Amy Adams shows off her braceless teeth to Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg, 2002).

Dennis Christopher, creepy as an ursatz Hopalong Cassidy, in the underrated Fade to Black (Vernon Zimmerman, 80).

She's a goner. La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol, 95).

A son (Jackie Earle Haley) cries out for his mother in Little Children (Todd Fields, 2006).

One more time down the stairs for Laurel and Hardy in The Music Box (James Parrott, 32).

Don Knotts commands the ship in The Reluctant Astronaut (Edward Montagne, 67).

Stanley Kubrick surveys his work in Making The Shining (Vivian Kubrick, 80).

Memories catch fire on the hot plate in Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (Hollis Frampton, 71).

Flight. Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman, 70).

Perhaps the most hilariously preposterous shot I can recall: Sam Elliott hangs on a landing strut, high up above NYC, as he attempts to down the bad guys in Shakedown (James Glickenhaus, 88).

America explodes in Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 70).

One of my favorite lines in movie history: "Please, God, don't let the invisible fire burn my friend." John C. Reilly rushes to Will Farrell's aid in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Adam McKay, 2006).

Drunken doings in the Oscar-winning short Special Delivery (Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon, 78).

"Hiya, Moxie. Hot, ain't it?" T-Men (Anthony Mann, 47).

The title characters at odds in The Duelists (Ridley Scott, 77).

Lee Remick's beauty, scarred, in Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 59).

Here's betting this shot makes this my most visited post: the young, nude Helen Mirren models for painter James Mason in her debut film, Age of Consent (Michael Powell, 69).

Pamela Tiffin dances sexily on a rich man's diving board in Harper (Jack Smight, 66)

The finest caveman performance of all time: John Lone in Iceman (Fred Schepisi, 84).

This lunch is over. Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 70).

Fire consumes the prom in Carrie (Brian De Palma, 76).

The Senate hearing room, now empty after history has taken its course, in Point of Order (Emile De Antonio, 64).

The Leader has had it. Sleeper (Woody Allen, 73).

The final big screen appearance of the Twin Towers, caked in ice and still standing, eons later, in A.I Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001).

Making it through the "choppers" in Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot, 99).

The very picture of comfort. Buffalo 66 (Vincent Gallo, 98).

A truly satisfying screen kiss, between Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall, at the end of Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 32).

The creaminess of sexual congress. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 77).

The war is escalated between Oscar and Felix in The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 68).

"Stop steamin' up my tail! What are ya tryin' to do, wrinkle it?" Bully for Bugs (Chuck Jones, 53).

A poor king is anointed in Jean de Florette (Claude Berri, 87).

George Roundy watches his future disappear down the avenue at the end of Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 75).

The final shot from 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 57).


J.D. said...

Love the stills you took from BEETLEJUICE and BUFFALO '66. Two of my faves. It's depressing to think that Tim Burton will probably never get back to the kind of fun, quirky films that he did back then.

Dean Treadway said...

Thanks, JD. And you're right--it IS depressing about Burton. He's way too caught in a loop of soulless success to ever cut out on his own again with anything as good as ED WOOD, PEE-WEE, and BEETLEJUICE. Very sad.