Everything posted by lisasteinhaven
The panning shots of Lydecker's apartment--really a first-person POV of Lydecker himself from the tub in the adjoining room, gives us a lot of information about him. The objects in his apartment that he focuses on as he talks then stand out as ultra-important in allowing us to understand him. If you've seen the film before and know the importance of the clock, then you understand that Lydecker's focus on McPherson's interest in it is foreshadowing. Also, you can hear David Raksin's incredible "Laura" theme best at this point, which helps us connect the clock with her, as Lydecker tells us t
I was struck immediately by the tree (rubber tree?) that had been intricately carved out to function as its own sort of pitcher, pouring its treasure into the man-made vessel at its base (drip, drip, drip)--a stark instance of man's attempt to modify the natural to his own benefit. The camera pans around to the men in hammocks, the plantation's answer to civilization in a sense. What comes next--the shots, Davis's detachment from her action, then the tumult of the men leaving their beds and vocalizing their interpretations of the events is incredibly effective, not to mention the use of the
Well articulated. Thank you.