Monday, February 15, 2010

The Godless Girl



















9 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow, amazing shots! Especially for 1929--just goes to show high the shoulders of those giants were, and how comparatively little higher we've gone since. ;)

bill r. said...

Is she okay?

Greg said...

Vicar, it's always amazing to me how different the approach is to events like this in the pre-code era. When I review it for the For the Love of Film Blogathon I plan on showing this clip in its entirety. There you can see that the pay phone on the wall, shown in place before her fall, is torn from the wall after her fall. That means that the fall, bad enough as it is, wasn't all. DeMille's is indicating with the phone shot that she smashed her head on the phone at the end of the fall.

Bill, uh... how do I say this? She's in a better place now.

Joe Thompson said...

Thank you for sharing the images. DeMille really could direct when he wanted to.

Greg said...

DeMille does display quite a good eye throughout, as well as sharp pacing.

The Siren said...

Stunning. Can't wait for the post.

Greg said...

Thanks Siren.

Maggie said...

This film aired on TCM about a year ago. Very interesting, I would never have expected to see a classic film of the silent era (or sound, for that matter)about atheism.

Greg said...

It does stand out in that regard doesn't it? Notice the torn banner by her body that reads "Atheism."