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Back-ting and Mirrors

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know how I love moments where actors have their back to the camera (back-ting) and moments where characters stare at themselves in the mirror. I started mulling about this 15 years … Continue reading

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Mirrors #15

Marilyn Monroe as the troubled broken Nell in one of her best performances in Don’t Bother to Knock. As with so many broken characters in cinema, Nell is drawn – irresistibly – to the mirror. Not for vanity. But to … Continue reading

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Mirrors #14

Robert Siodmak’s Phantom Lady has many interesting mirror moments, one where Ella Raines – dressed up as a floozy, for the purposes of going undercover to get intel from a frighteningly lascivious Elisha Cook Jr. on the mysterious woman in … Continue reading

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Mirrors #13

Another striking mirror moment from Little Foxes (the first being this one), involving the father-son morning-shaving ritual, spiced with pitiless criminal plotting. Nasty bunch of work, this family.

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Mirrors #12

I have a lot to say about movie scenes where men look at themselves in the mirror. And I keep babbling about it, tagging posts with “mirrors” just for fun. Women sometimes have similar scenes in films – and I … Continue reading

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Mirrors #11

Bette Davis giving one of her greatest performances (and one of the greatest movie performances of all time) in Little Foxes. She basically avoids looking herself in the eyes. For obvious reasons. You can click on the “mirrors” tab to … Continue reading

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2022 Mirror moments, part 2

Moonage Daydream, directed by Brett Morgen Benediction, directed by Terrence Davies

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2022 Mirror Moments

You know me and movie-mirror-moments. 2022 has had quite a few, and they are similar in character. Saint Omer, directed by Alice Diop The Eternal Daughter, directed by Joanna Hogg Corsage, directed by Marie Kreutzer

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Women leave Elvis messages in the mirror: A recurring motif

Girl Happy Live a Little, Love a Little

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R.I.P. Monica Vitti

One of those rare actresses who could hold the screen just by standing there. Literally. She just stood there and you are afraid to move or avert your eyes because you don’t want to miss anything. Of her just standing … Continue reading

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