Saturday, July 14, 2012

Noir Week (#6)

One of my favorite film professors in college taught that the simplest settings offer the most subtext. It's all in how you reveal (or don't reveal) the scene.

I'm getting mighty pretentious with Noir Week here at Glimpses, but it's all in good fun. Just a few more days of my darkness and light.

11 comments:

alex said...

cats always add to a noir scene.

Judy Williams said...

This is very warm and cozy!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful deep focus thru the open window.

TheChieftess said...

Nice!!! It's hard to balance between the light outside and the dark inside...your settings worked well!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone. Remember the wonderful deep focus of Jean Renoir? Been trying to replicate it since college!

(this is not even close, but I'm getting better...)

Laurie said...

And I should have said I've been trying to replicate Renoir's cinematographer Christian Matras. I think that was his name.

Jason said...

Gregg Toland would also be pleased with this homage! It's very Citizen Kane.

Nice work, LA.

Laurie said...

Toland is another favorite!!!

Thanks, everyone.

Adele said...

I've enjoyed Noir Week very much! On this one, I like the (I think?) black and white cat in your black and white photo!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Adele!

Laurie said...

Thank you so much!

Yes, my little noir cat even has a French name. (Mirabelle.)