November 16, 2010 § 6 Comments
Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)
Tagged: Cinema, death, doubles, gateways, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Pierre Melville, juxtaposition, Le Deuxième Souffle, Mirror, multiplicity, Orphée
et c’est vrai aussi
can’t think of a more apt image of
the artist/ can you?
hey! we resemble that remark!
I’ve been thinking of this one for a while, and maybe it’s mostly intended to be whimsical and playful … but I’m stuck on trying to figure out how mirrors are especially apt for describing the artist… being self-absorbed or being split?
maybe I agree… maybe I don’t
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
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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