Abel Whittle: Clues – what year is it in the film?
Something of Herman Melville?
It looks a bit like Finlay Currie. It’s not Great Expectations…?
Hi guys, back again…
Yes it is Finlay Currie, but not GE, but very close, same era, different director. (and obviously different film).
Here’s another still from the same film
I Know Where I’m Going!
Spot On Mister DOB…your turn.
another Michael Powell Emeric Pressburger – any good?
Very much of its time, and a celebration of the work of the people from the distant parts of the British Isles. Also a bit of a satire of the English upper classes, and their eagerness to distance themselves from the war, whilst those with less of an investment in British society were out there fighting the Jerries.
Basically a love story, but executed with the usual P&P panache; some of the cinematic effects are wonderful. Oh and Roger Livesey is, as usual, awesome.
^^Agreed. Except I never liked Livesey.
An acquired taste, Neil, I would agree. I just love his bombastic delivery. Obviously a stage actor who hadn’t quite got to grips with the finer points of screen acting. In fact, much of Livesey’s role was, apparently, filmed in a studio in London with a double doing the long shots in Scotland because he was acting in a London theatre at the time and was asked by Michael Powell to fill the role of Torquil MacNeil at the last minute.
I’m sure you will be able to guess this one before DOB comes (but he still owns a picture! ;))
The window is open. The wind comes in with the sound of the rain.
Intermezzo? No. Can’t be. Pygmalion?
Because I can’t make out a face in this image, I’m going to guess THE INVISIBLE MAN! :-)
I think it’s Leslie Howard, but it might not be at the same time.
Right! Intermezzo! 1939
One of the most truthful shots in the film, probably. He thinks his daughter is dead. So much emptiness, there’s nothing left.
Yipee! I’m chuffed at that one.
Those first four pictures are mine.
@Neil: I felt this film kinda glorified adultery a bit. Not explicitly, of course. Don’t you think so?
How about this one? Tip: this is not Citizen Kane. :)
What, no guesses at all?
from the same movie
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors?
No. )) Well, I think the film was forgotten until 2002. That’s another frame:
I have been asked for more clues:
And it was directed by Murnau.
The Haunted Castle (1921)
YES, you are right! :D
And now you owe an image!