Orson Welles at the premiere of Citizen Kane, 1941.

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Cary Grant, hair and makeup reference, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, 1959.

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Alain Delon

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Jack Nicholson candid, c. 1970s

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Alfred Hitchcock and Claude Rains, on the set.

Notorious  (1946)

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Kevin Spacey

Let’s Talk About Movies:

Mise-en-scène - The Frame

Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dir. Stanley Kubrick

"The widescreen is particularly suited to capturing the vastness of a locale. If this scene were cropped to a conventional aspect ratio (middle gif), much of the feel of the infinity of space would be sacrificed. We tend to scan an image from left to right and hence, in Kubrick’s composition (above gif) the astronaut seems to be in danger of slipping off into the endlessness of space. If the composition is turned upside down, however, (below gif) the astronaut seems to be coming home into the safety of the spacecraft.”

Source: Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies second edition. 


Claude Rains by Al Moldvay, 1955.

Peter Lorre recalled Rains’s perfectionism and his “constantly studying” the script. At one point Lorre saw the chance for a prank that might break what the cast regarded as Rains’s overly serious demeanour. A scene having nothing whatsoever to do with Casablanca was concocted and memorized by Lorre and others. “When he came in the next day and saw us rehearsing the scene,” recalled Lorre, “he was frantic. He called me aside and said, ‘Peter, something terrible has happened to me. I can’t remember a single line.’ We all broke up and he wasn’t even mad—just relieved that his memory wasn’t failing.”

The audience started to think that Craig looked like an older Han Solo

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A film by Alfred Hitchcock
VERTIGO (1958)

Producer: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor
Cinematography: Robert Burks
Music: Bernard Herrmann
Title Design: Saul Bass

"Vertigo is an absorbing study of sexual obsession, which makes the twists in the plot almost irrelevant. With its central tragic love story, it is one of the few Hitchcock films to move audiences emotionally. It also has been acclaimed for its innovative use of camera techniques, such as forward zoom and reverse tracking shots, to intensify the atmosphere of suspense." - Ronald Bergan, The Film Book, 2011.

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