Thursday, January 20, 2011

In the Shadows

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Fuller loved his shadows. Here are two men from two masterpieces - Richard Kiley as the scheming communist boyfriend Joey in Pickup on South Street (1953) and Paul Winfield as the dog trainer Keys in White Dog (1982) - sitting in silence, faces half obscured, riding out the calm before their respective storms.

4 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

Two great examples of the ominous foreboding present in the shadow on the human face. Of course both these Fuller films are unforgettable, and these caps explore the theme projected in obscured profile.

Drew said...

Well said, Sam!

Anonymous said...

Great Pickup On South Street screen cap Drew. That image basically sums up my love of noir....M.Roca

Drew said...

Thanks, Maurizio! I agree completely.