Monday, April 18, 2011

Movie Monday

Peter Lorre is listed as a film director only once in his biography. It was a film he also played a lead role in. From 1950, here is part of „Der Verlorene”, or ”The Lost Ones”. The German language film reveals in his diction a fairly refined acting accent, Viennese in general form, which makes quite a bit of sense of his characteristic English-speaking accent.

Much of the film doesn’t go long without visiting film noir style image framing and lighting, and the entire thing has a characteristic silence that brings out the characteristics of his voice, and the facial expressions of the cast.

Now if only he could find a way to work Sidney Greenstreet into it...