Thursday, August 23, 2012

Orson Welles - "The Lady From Shanghai"

Here is the famous sequence in the hall of mirrors that ends the film.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a good example of a surreal scene. Without seeing the whole movie, and without knowledge of the where, what, why, and who of the movie, it does seem to fit some of the surreal characteristics we discussed in class last Tuesday. The most prominent characteristic is the dream-like atmosphere of the scene. The mirrors are confusing and the people are over dramatic. I like how Welles uses the same actors in his movies (al la Hitchcock). Here, Everett Sloane, who played Mr. Bernstein in Citizen Kane, is Arthur Bannister.