Juxtaposed Mirrors: Melville/Cocteau

November 16, 2010 § 6 Comments


Orphée (1950)


Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)

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§ 6 Responses to Juxtaposed Mirrors: Melville/Cocteau

  • namelessneed says:

    Tres’ cool
    et c’est vrai aussi
    can’t think of a more apt image of
    the artist/ can you?
    hey! we resemble that remark!

  • a partcular favorite of mine from the period is “The Third Man” The last word in “noir” and cool. black & white films need better press! RT

    • Maria says:

      the presence of mirrors and doubling effects is perhaps one of my favourite the recurring features of film noir. Can’t recall if/how there are any examples of mirroring in The Third Man; besides I think it’s time for a re-viewing of that one.

      Another thought: cinematography in black & white makes for very beautiful mirror-images.. and.. perhaps, as polar opposites themselves, using black and white to visualize the mirror motif might add another layer to the imagery.

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