Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Words and Images 27

A word: I am disinclined to append my thoughts to the Words and Images series. It is told in the words and the images. Doll has little to say to Dix Handley in this remarkable film. She straightens up his flat, she serves coffee, and she nods affirmation. And when Dix dies, with his dreams, in a field of bluegrass, she runs up a hill toward a house in the distance. Seeking help. True to the end. Clarence Brown said about photographing Garbo that you could see thought. So with Jean. Thus with Doll.

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