Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Cinema Gallery: 200 Images, Part 5

We're nearing the end of my six-part series on great film images, and I've had a terrific time doing it! Anyway, with 29 more black-and-white images, and one in color, this makes 170. Have fun.

Scratching for life in the sewers. Kanal. (Andrej Wadja, 57; PHOTOG: Jerzy Lipman)

Hangmen Also Die! (Fritz Lang, 43; PHOTOG: James Wong Howe)

The crone in charge, reflected in the mirrors of The Old Dark House. (James Whale, 32; PHOTOG: Arthur Edeson)

A neighboring foot performs a party favor for the armless woman in Freaks. (Tod Browning, 32; PHOTOG: Merritt B. Gerstad)

A getaway at the outset of The Crimson Kimono. (Samuel Fuller, 59; PHOTOG: Sam Leavitt)

The culmination of a masterful shot overlooking a massive funeral procession in I Am Cuba. (Mikhail Kalatozov, 64; PHOTOG: Sergei Urusevsky)

The jig is almost up in Bunny Lake is Missing. (Otto Preminger, 65; PHOTOG: Denys Coop)

Lifeless legs in Kiss Me, Deadly. (Robert Aldrich, 55; PHOTOG: Ernest Laszlo)

Three little girls, playing to the tolling of bells in Tales From The Gimli Hospital. (Guy Maddin, 88; PHOTOG: Guy Maddin)

Nightmare. Begotten. (E. Elias Merhige, 90; PHOTOG: E. Elias Merhige)

The professor makes an important note in Ball of Fire. (Howard Hawks; PHOTOG: Gregg Toland)

“Please, Miss Vale. I know we’re to blame. But please don’t take Daddy away from us.“ Barbara Stanwyck in There’s Always Tomorrow. (Douglas Sirk, 56; PHOTOG: Russell Metty)

Vivian Leigh and Lawrence Olivier, lovers in life and in That Hamilton Woman. (Alexander Korda, 41; PHOTOG: Rudolph Mate)

She looks suspiciously at her subjects. Greta Garbo in Queen Christina. (Rouben Mamoulian, 33; PHOTOG: William H. Daniels)

In her crib. Carroll Baker in Baby Doll. (Elia Kazan, 56; PHOTOG: Boris Kaufman)

Laurel and Hardy commence to prancin’ in Way Out West. (James W. Horne, 37; PHOTOG: Art Lloyd, Walter Lundin)

A secret withheld in Faces. (John Cassavetes, 68; PHOTOG: Al Ruban, Maurice McEndree, Haskell Wexler)

The Ro-Man, amongst a gaggle of bubbles, in Robot Monster. (Phil Tucker, 53; PHOTOG: Jack Greenhalgh)

Someone finally understands. David and Lisa. (Frank Perry, 62; PHOTOG: Leonard Hirschfield)

The zoom lens used to great effect in Judgment at Nuremberg. (Stanley Kramer, 61; PHOTOG: Ernest Gold)

A look of pure sex from Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth. (Leo McCarey, 37; PHOTOG: Joseph Walker)

Pas de deax. (Norman McClaren, 68; PHOTOG: Jacques Fogel)

A disorienting high-dive from Olympia. (Leni Riefenstahl, 38; PHOTOG: 47 uncredited cinematographers)

“And it ain’t a fit night out for man nor beast.” W.C. Fields in That Fatal Glass of Beer. (Clyde Bruckman, 33; PHOTOG: no credit)

Bette Davis at her meanest in The Little Foxes. (William Wyler, 41; PHOTOG: Gregg Toland)

De Lawd (Rex Ingram) gathers with his angels in The Green Pastures. (Marc Connelly and William Keighly, 36; PHOTOG: Hal Mohr)

Guilt overwhelms in Germany Year Zero. (Roberto Rossellini, 49; PHOTOG: Robert Juilliard)

Doing his ape act for Karl Marx in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment. (Karel Reitz, 66; PHOTOG: Larry Pizer)

I Walked With A Zombie. (Jacques Tourneur, 43; PHOTOG: J. Roy Hunt)

GMRX--the original ratings system as outlined in an Motion Picture Association of America trailer. (1969)

If you wanna make any comments, click on the comments rundown in red. And if you want to see what's been noted so far:

Part One of this six-part series is right here,
Part Two is here,
Part Three is here.
And Part Four is here.

Next time: the final 30 images!


Joel Bocko said...

Begotten! Is that the one with the long, unbroken shot of a mud creature crawling through the woods? If not, any idea what that one is?

These pictures are serving as a fantastic canonical guide, btw. Every one I see I find myself saying, "I HAVE to see that..."

This collection of 200 images is among my favorite blog posts ever, and one I'll keep reivisiting - thanks, Dean!

Dean Treadway said...

Yes, that's BEGOTTEN alright...

It's funny...even after finishing the 200, I feel I've really only scratched the surface. But if I han help spur people on to viewing any or all of these magnificent titles, certainly the work has done its job. Thank you for the comments, and the praise.

José Sinclair said...

Nice work! you've gotten some obscure images from some bizarre choices.. glad you grabbed the incredible procession from I AM CUBA!

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