Saturday, 2 July 2011

picture of the day: my favourite picture

From The Bitter Tea of General Yen, 1933, directed by Frank Capra

Probably my favourite ever picture of Asther. 

His uniform was designed to emphasise his height, but that huge hexagonal window makes him look like a speck. He's big and small at the same time, and it moves me. 

As a plus, that disturbing makeup blurs with distance, becoming less like west passing off as east, but instead of another land entirely, one step through the silver of the screen.

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