Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Cinema Gallery: 200 Images, Part 3

Now, for part 3 of my six-part series following 200 landmark film images, we go all monochrome. Black-and-white is all the rage here with these 35 images (this makes 104 of the guaranteed 200, and no directors will be mentioned more than once):

Is this real??? Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 33; PHOTOG: Henry Sharp)

Our man amongst his treasured swings in Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 52; PHOTOG: Asakazu Nakai)

The mail is thrust out of a moving train on a fateful Kansas day. In Cold Blood. (Richard Brooks, 67; PHOTOG: Conrad Hall)

Jackboots in line for the Oscar-winning short Hitler Lives (Don Siegel (uncredited); producer: Gordon Hollingshead, 45)

A child killer pleads his case, his strangling fingers straightened in the underrated remake of M (Joseph Losey, 51; PHOTOG: Ernest Laszlo)

"Eddie, I'm so sorry." Ed Wood. (Tim Burton, 94; PHOTOG: Stephan Czapsky)

For the very first time, a lawyer must make a choice between eastern justice and western survival in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 62; PHOTOG: William H. Clothier)

A newlywed understands her doom in The Honeymoon Killers (Leonard Kastle, 69; PHOTOG: Oliver Wood)

The getaway, and a culmination to a groundbreaking long shot filmed on location, in Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 50; PHOTOG: Russell Harlan)

Dreamscape. Last Year at Marienbad. (Alain Renais, 61; PHOTOG: Sacha Vierny)

Bones rattle about in The Skeleton Dance (Walt Disney, 29)

The mad title image--a shock for me at an early age--for The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak, 48; PHOTOG: Leo Tover)

Another title image, this time for Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 64; PHOTOG: Hiroshi Segawa)

Waifs wait to be educated in the bedroom. The Knack …And How To Get It (Richard Lester, 65; PHOTOG: David Watkin)

The ladies' auxillary's talk on the cultivation of hydrangeas moves on in The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 62; PHOTOG: Lionel Lindon)

"Your future's all used up." Orson Welles in Touch of Evil. (Orson Welles, 58; PHOTOG: Russell Metty)

A sunset drive in Hud (Martin Ritt, 63; PHOTOG: James Wong Howe)

"I am, George. I am." Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 66; PHOTOG Haskell Wexler)

Leon Theremin demonstrates his musical invention in Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Steven M. Martin, 94)

A sleepless night alone in L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 34; PHOTOG: Louis Berger, Boris Kaufman, Jean-Paul Aphen)

A movie star's beloved is laid to rest in Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 50; PHOTOG: John F. Seitz)

Joe is so much more charismatic and sweet than that other big ape. Mighty Joe Young. (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 49; PHOTOG: J. Roy Hunt, Bert and Herb Willis)

A snowy rush to safety in The Tale of the Fox. (Wladyslaw and Irene Starewicz, 30; PHOTOG: Wladyslaw Starewicz)

The trial is afoot, with all of the afterlife's humanity as excited audience, in A Matter of Life and Death / Stairway to Heaven (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger, 46; PHOTOG: Jack Cardiff)

Humorist and Alcgonquin Round Table staple Robert Benchley details The Sex Life of the Polyp. (Thomas Chalmers, 28; PHOTOG: Thomas Chalmers)

A door breathes, and a house is alive, in The Haunting (Robert Wise, 63; PHOTOG: Davis Boulton )

What shall I sing to my lord from my window? What shall I sing for my lord will not stay? What shall I sing for my lord will not listen? Where shall I go when my lord is away? Whom shall I love when the moon is arisen? Gone is my lord and the grave is his prison. What shall I say when my lord comes a-calling? What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor. Enter my lord! Come from your prison! Come from your grave, for the moon is a-risen. Welcome, my lord... The Innocents. (Jack Clayton, 61; PHOTOG: Freddie Francis)

Two unforgettable faces: John Barrymore and Carole Lombard in Twentieth Century. (Howard Hawks, 34; PHOTOG: Joseph H. August)

"The little man who lives inside my brain." Crumb. (Terry Zwigoff, 94; PHOTOG: Maryse Alberti)

Scorpions entertwined at the outset of L'Age D'Or (Luis Buñuel, 30; PHOTOG: Albert Duvergier)

Not a storybook marriage in Tomorrow. (Joseph Anthony, 72; PHOTOG: Allan Green)

The gold's gone outta this town in Yellow Sky. (William A. Wellman, 48; PHOTOG: Joe McDonald)

One boulder makes hilarious contact in Seven Chances. (Buster Keaton, 25; PHOTOG: Byron Houck, Elgin Lessly (uncredited))

The sunny side of the street. Jammin’ The Blues. (Gjon Mili, 44; PHOTOG: Robert Burks)

Tomorrow: Color returns for 36 more times!

Part One of this six-part series is right here,
while Part Two is here.


Dean Treadway said...

From the astute Gary Sherwood, via Facebook: Great photos on Filmacability! May I suggest adding an image of Jake LaMotta's battle-scarred face from "Raging Bull" after Sugar Ray Robinson biblically fucks him up? And choppers coming out of the rising sun in "Apocalypse Now?"

Dean Treadway said...

Thanks, Gary. I already did my Scorsese shot, from TAXI DRIVER. But I'll take a look at the Coppola shot and give it deep consideration!

Joel Bocko said...

This is such an outstanding response, Dean. So many fantastic images but if I had to pinpoint two of my favorites it would be the dead monkey and the fleeing fox.

Unknown said...

Loved the images from HUD (one THE most gorgeous looking B&W films) and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. Great stuff...

Stephen said...

The best collection so far, Dean.
You could parcel them all together in a book.

My favourite here must be from L'ATALANTE.
The image from HITLER LIVES, as you scroll down, creates a disconcerting illusion of 3D.