The 41-year-old British chubby: Best Picture + Best Cinematography in Black & White

Melissa 2022-04-20 09:01:34

In 1940, the 41-year-old Xi fat finally beat John Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" at the 13th Oscar with a work, and won two golden statues for the best picture and the best black and white film. Ford was furious that the other's work won only Best Director and Best Supporting Actress. Because this means that "The Grapes of Wrath" is inferior to "Butterfly Dream" from an artistic point of view, that is, in that year, Xi Fat successfully made Hollywood notice him and started his life as a "camera master".

But since when did he start making his shots different? If you were in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1960s, you must know the truth that no one sees mediocrity. Xi Fat's shots are obviously not mediocre, and can even be described as excellent. Although this British guy who went to the United States to join the United States, his identity was a designer at the beginning. You must have heard that there are many successful transformations of actors in the director industry, but not many designers have successfully entered Hollywood, at least he was the only one before Xi Fat.

You also know the latter things. Xi Pang likes to draw storyboards and regard it as the basis of his own film creation, not the script. It is not too difficult to draw a storyboard without a storyboard, but as a storyboard drawn by a film director, before the animated film became mainstream, it was the best in terms of precision and storytelling. none of them.

At that time, the best photography was divided into color film and black and white film. The old guys' understanding and mastery of color film did not keep up with the times, which gave the little guys a chance. In fact, in 1940, Xi fat had the opportunity to shoot color films, but until 1960's "Psycho", he still made black and white films. This is probably the biggest unsolved mystery in movie history. A designer knows what color means opportunity. However, for texture, having too many colors to choose from is not necessarily an opportunity.

At that time, everyone wore colored clothes, but in black and white tones showed different textures. Black and white and light and shadow are the perfect combination, which may be the most important reason why black and white movies are so popular with creators. At least in Butterfly Dream, Hitchcock has already demonstrated his adept light and shadow magic ability. Although the ability of the lens is a little green, it has begun to take on the style of a master.

As for the story that may disappoint you, the story structure of Xi Fatt’s film is a little weaker, and many things can be fooled. It may not be possible due to financial issues. Of course, some flashbacks are missing, and it becomes a single-person narration by the doctor. But this does not prevent it from winning, at least Xi Fat is not complacent.

Winning the award has always been a lame person who is not too lame. Since it is the best cinematography and the best picture, then it must be worthy of these two in that year. His competitor, Ford, is a general. Even if he failed this time, he still won many golden statues for many years after that. This made Xi Fat very frustrated. It is not easy to be a foreign daughter-in-law. Ford is in the Hollywood narrative. The comprehension is still stronger than that of Xi Fat, but you know, the competition in the movie is more than that from the moment of birth.

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Extended Reading
  • Wyatt 2021-11-12 08:01:24

    Love comes too fast like a tornado, but true love is so hard to find. Every lover always has another side. It is a lucky thing to meet the right one. Lovers should be honest with each other. If you trust each other, the hero's love The second spring finally got married. The horror and haze of the film are well rendered, and the plot is compact. Finally, a good steward must be selected.

  • Eileen 2022-03-26 09:01:04

    Hitchcock is too clever, and Rebecca "MacGuffin" made everyone come to the show, and the image is very full. At first I thought it was "The Legend of Zhen Huan". The male protagonist corresponds to Yongzheng, the female protagonist corresponds to Zhen Huan, and Rebecca corresponds to Chunyuan. The deep castle has its own horror attributes, like a palace. Even if there is no subsequent reversal, this one is enough, and I believe Huan Huan must learn from it. But this is Hitchcock, I thought it wouldn't be what I thought, let's do it again to make the classic "MacGuffin" image of Rebecca more three-dimensional, cow. Finally, I have to say that the photography is very good, the light and shadow create suspense and also highlight the characters. Qiong Fangdon is also very good, grasping the growth and level of the characters.

Rebecca quotes

  • Mrs. Danvers: [as the second Mrs. de Winter runs into the room] I watched you go down just as I watched her a year ago. Even in the same dress you couldn't compare.

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: You knew it! You knew that she wore it, and yet you deliberately suggested I wear it. Why do you hate me? What have I done to you that you should ever hate me so?

    Mrs. Danvers: You tried to take her place. You let him marry you. I've seen his face - his eyes. They're the same as those first weeks after she died. I used to listen to him, walking up and down, up and down, all night long, night after night, thinking of her, suffering torture because he lost her!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [turning away in shame and shock] I don't want to know, I don't want to know!

    Mrs. Danvers: [moving towards her] You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter, live in her house, walk in her steps, take the things that were hers! But she's too strong for you. You can't fight her - no one ever got the better of her. Never, never. She was beaten in the end, but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman. It was the sea!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [collapsing in tears on the bed] Oh, stop it! Stop it! Oh, stop it!

    Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good.

    [as the second Mrs. de Winter gets up and walks toward the window]

    Mrs. Danvers: Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you... he's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you?

    [softly, almost hypnotically]

    Mrs. Danvers: Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid...

  • Mrs. Danvers: She knew everyone that mattered. Everyone loved her.