Tuesday, December 09, 2008
James Wong Howe kick lately, having watched "Sweet Smell of Success", "Hud", and "Seconds" most recently. Howe is a master of the art of cinematography and has contributed to an impressive catalogue of films (of which the three listed above are just a sampling). The shot below from "HUD" I found particularly arresting; all of its visual elements are hard at work here (Howe went on to win the Oscar for Cinematography for Hud, in addition to an earlier Oscar win for "The Rose Tattoo").
Monday, December 01, 2008
I've been questioned several times about Rose and her role in the new books, which I haven't said too much about other than 'she will be back'. The image below is probably more what she'll look like during the "Wild West" era, around 1876 or so, pieces of which will be shown throughout the Cora story.
Once I find what her look will be, I won't be posting it here. That will be a surprise to be revealed in book 4 or so.