Thursday, August 27, 2015

Great Moments In Movie Shelves #10

Ever since I started this series I've started noticing bookshelves in movies even when they're not great big dramatic focal points or even particularly notable -- take this moment in the 1958 Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman rom-com Indiscreet, which I watched last night thanks to Anne-Marie's terrific piece on the film over at The Film Experience. The shelves add to the literal color-blocking in the film -- in the top shot you can see those colorful frames in the next room, right? The bookshelves play like an echo of that visual, defining the space. And this is an important moment in the film - it's when Cary's house of cards has finally crumbled. But otherwise the bookshelves are just there... and yet now, thanks to this series, never forgotten!

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