Ava Gardner is considered one of the greatest actresses of Classic Hollywood Cinema. When she first signed on with MGM in 1941, she mainly did small roles. It wasn’t until 1946, when she appeared in The Killers, that her roles became more prominent. She would go on to star in films like One Touch of Venus, My Forbidden Past, Show Boat and her Oscar nomination performance in Mogambo. One of the most interesting things I researched was that she tried to be cast as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. While the role would go to Anne Bancroft (who was 35 as opposed to Gardner who was 44), director Mike Nichols did visit her in her hotel. In his own words, “she sat at a little French desk with a telephone, she went through every movie star cliche. She said, ‘All right, let’s talk about your movie. First of all, I strip for nobody.’” I find it bold that she would actively pursue a role she seemed to really want, though I think she might’ve overextended herself with trying to tell a director how they should direct their own movie. Nevertheless, Ava Gardner was as talented as she was gorgeous. She had a femme fatale look to her and was a natural on screen. #avagardner#mgm#thekillers#onetouchofvenus#showboat#myforbiddenpast#mogambo#mikenichols#thegraduate#annebancroft#femmefatale#tcm#classiccinema#classichollywood#classicfilm#hollywood#cinema#film#goldenage#goldenageofhollywood#goldenagecinema#goldenagefilm
C.A. Rotwang - the Inventor: "She is the most perfect and most obedient tool which mankind ever possessed! Tonight you will see her succeed before the upper ten thousand. You will see her dance..."
Sutradara: Fritz Lang
Sinematografer: Karl Freund, Guenter Rittau, Walter Ruttmann
I like how cinema reflects in our thoughts and designs our way to respond as if in any particular frame there is always something you find relatable. In the mean time you get yourself into these beautiful pieces which you cant be a fan of but yeah you can live in them. These pieces tell us to librate, to love and to never forget.
I watched #taxidriver lately. It is my first Martin Scorsese film. One element i like about American philosophical films is how protagonist is surrounded by coldness and from there his character evolves and gets his showtime. Its beautiful to see the human emotions and thought process from the eyes of Scorsese. Sharing some of the random frames from the film
This movie was made in 1902 before the World Wars and at the start of the 20th century.
Based on a Jules Verne novel, directed by a true visionary Georges Méliès.
Considered as one of the best short films ever and one of my all time favorites! ❤️🎬