Seminal Image Friday #2:
Frames Within the Frame (Part Two)

Wise Blood
(John Huston; 1979)

Salon Kitty
(Tinto Brass; 1976)

King Rat
(Bryan Forbes; 1965)

Eastern Promises
(David Cronenberg; 2007)

The Nanny
(Seth Holt; 1965)

The Great Sioux Massacre
(Sidney Salkow; 1965)

The Servant
(Joseph Losey; 1963)

Latitude Zero
(Ishiro Honda; 1969)

Point Blank
(John Boorman; 1967)

Mystery Train
(Jim Jarmusch; 1989)

(Nicolas Roeg; 1971)

The Face of Another
(Hiroshi Teshigahara; 1966)

The Draughtsman's Contract
(Peter Greenaway; 1982)

The Major and the Minor
(Billy Wilder; 1942)

The Bank Job
(Roger Donaldson; 2008)

The Tenant
(Roman Polanski; 1976)

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
(Pedro Almodovar; 1990)

(Akira Kurosawa; 1952)

Le Samouraï
(Jean-Pierre Melville; 1967)


Cowboy Iscariot said...

I find the image from Walkabout specially disturbing (and beautiful at the same time), but I don´t know why.
Haven´t seen the movie yet.

Vanwall said...

Jesus to Jesus and eight hands around! - Tom, it gets better and better!!

Gerard Saylor said...

I got a DVD of Walkabout from the Library when I learned Agutter was in it. Like most DVDs I borrow I never finished watching it.

tristan said...

Wow! That was almost a thesis ! Thanx

Christopher said...

some good 'uns in there..

Fred said...

I remember catching Walkabout as the second feature at a matinee showing of Escape from the Planet of the Apes back in '71. The 7 year old me had no idea what the movie was about, but I was stunned by the imagery of the Outback and the nudity of a young Jenny Agutter (it was probably the first time I'd ever seen a grown woman nude). I don't know the nutjob who thought it would be a good idea to put Roeg's metaphysical masterpiece on a kiddie matinee with Arthur Jacobs' latest Ape opus, but I'm glad they did. I had to wait to see it again almost a 10 years later, when they screened it at my high school as part of the "enrichment" program (basically an effort by the local schoolboard to show movies of interest to us callow youth, like Night of the Living Dead, Woodstock and Let It Be, in an attempt to keep us from sneaking out during lunch period to do bong hits in the bleachers). I was older and more ready to grasp what Roeg was after. As for Latitude Zero, I'm still too young to understand that one.

Robert Fiore said...

Sort of a Mondrian effect, isn't it.

loosefocus said...

You could do a whole series by culling the images of Seijun Suzuki. I mean for a blod named after Charlie Parker there's not enough Suzuki in here.

Loved this one though. Keep em coming.

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Emerson Marks said...

I've not seen Walkabout, but it feels like I'm looking through a hotel window with a gum ready to shoot these two. It that what happens?

Mr DeBakey said...

"it feels like I'm looking through a hotel window with a gum ready to shoot these two. It that what happens?"

Ahhhh, The opening sequence of
"Dirty Harry".

idodialog said...

Amazing selection of mainly somewhat obscure films. Stimulated a month (or six) of Sundays there.

Fred said...

Actually Emerson, not to give anything away, but the view is from a father looking at his children before driving them into the outback with the intention of killing them. His plan backfires, he ends up dead with his range rover afire, and his son and daughter stranded in the wilderness. I never noticed how that shot set up the rest of the film until now.