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Images of the Day. Reverses #1: "What's the view from your angle?"

From Raoul Walsh's Manpower (1941); cinematography by Ernie Haller; editing by Ralph Dawson.

No need for words, but I want to give you some nonetheless: our new series on the underrated art of the reverse shot begins here, where perpetually-unbilled bit player Chester Clute rubs turpentine on Marlene Dietrich's skirt as she asks George Raft, "What's the view from your angle?" Cut to Raft, slyly sipping root beer, who responds: "I've seen better."

One would also do well to re-read Manny Farber on this scene.

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