Jason Jacobs requests: > I'm looking for examples of films or television programmes that use > still photography as an aspect of their mise-en-scene, particularly > those that 'energise' the photograph within the temporal continuity > of the film (e.g. using voice-over narration). I'd also be grateful > for reading suggestions ( I've looked at the Patrice > Petro collection, FUGITIVE IMAGEs, and take Sontag, Bourdieu and > Benjamin as read). > Any suggestions - from the opening of Chinatown to La Jettee! - most > welcome. THE GOLD RUSH You might want to include the tableaux staged after photos or paintings by Griffith in BIRTH OF A NATION as well as similar scenes in Keaton's OUR HOSPITALITY and Scorsese's THE AGE OF INNOCENCE RAGING BULL If you count freeze-frames, there's ALL ABOUT EVE and THE 400 BLOWS JULES AND JIM THE GREEN ROOM A number of Godard's films, eg. BREATHLESS and TOUT VA BIEN CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS other photos "come to life" in one or more of Frank Tashlin's films as well as comedy shorts, such as some Three Stooges films BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID THE GREY FOX LITTLE MURDERS MASH the photo of Mussolini in THE FRESHMAN (the Brando-Broderick one) MADAME SOUSATZKA KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS the photos of Kurtz in APOCALYPSE NOW BLOWUP PEEPING TOM FUNNY FACE (and other films set in the world of fashion) TOOTSIE computer-enhanced photos in NO WAY OUT and BLADE RUNNER MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART PAGE MISS GLORY is especially interesting in its implications-- a "woman" who is a construct of photographic collage! There's at least one wartime (WW II) short that has GI's "talking" with their pinup girl photos Rossellini's GENERAL DELLA ROVERE THE THIRD MAN UNDER FIRE IN COUNTRY ULEE'S GOLD THE DEER HUNTER THE OFFICIAL STORY Bergman's THE PASSION OF ANNA and PERSONA INSOMNIA Wajda's MAN OF IRON and MAN OF MARBLE The scene in the developing room with the youngest daughter and her boyfriend in EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN SECRETS AND LIES THIS BOY'S LIFE BONNIE AND CLYDE L.A. CONFIDENTIAL SOMEWHERE IN TIME TIME AFTER TIME the end of THE SHINING Hitchcock's cameos in LIFEBOAT and DIAL M FOR MURDER (and ROPE?) HOUSE PARTY 2 SWAMP THING BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA JUNGLE FEVER DO THE RIGHT THING GET ON THE BUS THE CRYING GAME THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE WAG THE DOG THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR THE PARALLAX VIEW THE CONVERSATION 1984 TWELVE MONKEYS THE SPANISH PRISONER On TV, the old series MY LITTLE MARGIE opened with an exhanges between the father and daughter "photos" THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW (aka LOVE THAT BOB) featured the star as a photographer The constant use of crime scene photos in police/detective films, especially interrogations scenes as in NYPD BLUE and LAW AND ORDER For readings, in addition to some usual suspects (John Berger, Barthes, Benjamin), check Ron Burnett's CULTURES OF VISION Don Larsson ---------------------- Donald Larsson Minnesota State U, Mankato [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.