Monday, July 19, 2010

A Cinema Gallery: 200 Images, Part 2

As promised, another 36 images of the 200 I've picked to exemplify great movie visage. This time, instead of trying to construct a narrative, I'm concentrating on color, trying to capture your eye. This'll make 69 of a promised 200. So here we go:

Bob Dylan makes another mark via electricity in Eat The Document. (Bob Dylan, 71; PHOTOG: Howard Alk)

One loser loses again, this morning at a Night Fever pinball machine, and so he takes another drink to blunt the pain before The Verdict. (Sidney Lumet, 82; PHOTOG: Andrzej Bartkowiak)

A quick glimpse of a squat, desolate world from Phantasm (Don Coscarelli, 79; PHOTOG: Don Coscarelli)

Organic, this woman looks for a place among the poisonous machines in Red Desert. (Michelangelo Antonioni, 64; PHOTOG: Carlo Di Palma)

The sabre supreme returns to its source in Excalibur. (John Boorman, 81; PHOTOG: Alex Thompson)

Urgently searching for that snake juice while in the Drug Zone. Natural Born Killers. (Oliver Stone, 94; PHOTOG: Robert Richardson)

"I know what it feels like when it when things get all balled up at the head office. They put you through hell, Barton." Charlie goes back home in Barton Fink. (Joel and Ethan Coen, 91; PHOTOG: Roger Deakins)

Feed The Kitty. (Chuck Jones, 52)

"AirEast 31, do you wish to file a report of any kind to us?" Air traffic controllers pose a desperate question in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (Steven Spielberg, 77; PHOTOG: Vilmos Zsigmond, John Alonzo, William Fraker)

A refuge goes up in smoke in The Road Warrior (George Miller, 81; PHOTOG: Dean Semler)

"MMMhhmm. This IS a tasty burger. Vincent, you ever had a Big Kahuna burger?" Pulp Fiction. (Quentin Tarantino, 94; PHOTOG: Andrzej Sekula)

Think pink. Funny Face. (Stanley Donen, 57; PHOTOG: Ray June)

A batch of new innocents arrive ashore in Gallipoli. (Peter Weir, 81; PHOTOG: Russell Boyd)

Up the Andes, in full armor, at the beginning of Aguirre, The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 72; PHOTOG: Thomas Mauch)

And the cellulite melts away in Sherman's March (Ross McElwee, 86; PHOTOG: Ross McElwee)

Davy Jones' skull is now a fan trophy in the Monkees' aptly titled Head. (Bob Rafelson, 68; PHOTOG: Michel Hugo)

A fight is caught on close-circuit camera outside a violated convenience store in Something Wild. (Jonathan Demme, 86; PHOTOG: Tak Fujimoto)

Hopeful science turns to heated horror in Sunshine. (Danny Boyle, 2007; PHOTOG: Alwin Küchler)

An ultimate offering. The Fountain. (Darren Aronofsky, 2006; PHOTOG: Matthew Libatique)

The Dante Quartet. (Stan Brakhage, 87)

Sometimes all you need is an actor near end of his career. "Let's go." William Holden in The Wild Bunch. (Sam Peckinpah, 69; PHOTOG: Lucien Ballard)

And sometime all you need is an actress near the beginning of hers. "Have you ever met her?" Amy Adams in Junebug. (Phil Morrison, 2005; PHOTOG: Peter Donahue)

Though she yet knows it not, she turns to spot at once her future betrothed. Tess. (Roman Polanski, 80; PHOTOG: Geoffrey Unsworth and Ghislain Cloquet)

The sizzle of a first lustful glance, from Vertigo. (Alfred Hitchcock, 58; PHOTOG: Robert Burks)

"No exceptions." Errol Flynn as the ultimate good guy in The Adventures of Robin Hood. (Michael Curtiz, 38; PHOTOG: Sol Polito and Tony Gaudio)

"He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody." Yellow Submarine. (George Dunning, 68)

Hollywood collapses in on itself--and, y'know, a stuntman actually died doing this scene for The Day of the Locust. (John Schlesinger, 75; PHOTOG: Conrad Hall)

A plastic bag writhing in the air says it all in American Beauty. (Sam Mendes, 99; PHOTOG: Conrad Hall)

Jean Paul Belmondo as Crazy Pete, or if you prefer, Pierrot le fou. (Jean Luc Godard, 65; PHOTOG: Raoul Coutard)

What the fuck was that?!?! Jacob's Ladder. (Adrian Lyne, 90; PHOTOG: Jeffrey L. Kimball)

The plum is considered. Cinque Lee and Screamin' Jay Hawkins in Mystery Train. (Jim Jaramusch, 89; PHOTOG: Robby Müller)

"Sure, you can't show that on the screen, you get arrested." And so says The Critic. (Ernest Pintoff and Mel Brooks, 63)

Five super humans seen not so super anymore in The Fall. (Tarsem Singh, 2006; PHOTOG: Colin Watkinson)

Waiting for news, William Munny determines the deed: "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have." Unforgiven. (Clint Eastwood, 92; PHOTOG: Jack Green)

The wipers keep the rain away from the glass, but not from the driver, as Gordon Lightfoot's "Beautiful" floats about in The Brown Bunny. (Vincent Gallo, 2003; PHOTOG: Vincent Gallo)

Man surrounded by all his energies in 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Stanley Kubrick, 68; PHOTOG: Geoffrey Unsworth)

Look for 35 more sights tomorrow. And part 1 of this six-part series is right here.


Tony Dayoub said...

Love the EXCALIBUR one in particular. Can't wait to see your next group of selections.

Lisa said...

Again, amazing, Dean! Now I've got another list of things to catch up with!

Nostalgia Kinky said...

Great stuff...I especially love that BROWN BUNNY shot.