Sunday, 6 September 2009

Touch of Evil - One Shot apartment Sequence Directed by Orson Welles

Now in all its black and white glory. Just think about the logistics of all those people in that tiny set, the huge cameras they had back then, but the fun they must of had pulling it off, like a live stage show. Welles spent much of his life in theatre and was often accused of theatrical shots - a lack of reality, real life. But strangely theatre was real life, real people up there on the stage in front of you night after night. As the scene demands he choreographs a sequence that embraces the nervous energy of the actors, the nervous energy of life.

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