Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dark Passage #1

Lauren Bacall still seems startlingly modern when she appears on the screen in this odd film. She is standing in front of the apartment building she lives in at Filbert and Montgomery in San Francisco. The film is the story of a man who breaks out of prison, having been unjustly accused of his wife's murder. We don't see his face, although he has Humphrey Bogart's voice. Irene Jansen, the Bacall character, picks him up near San Quentin and hides him in her ritzy digs because she thinks he "got a raw deal". This is only the first of many preposterous goings-on.

11 comments:

notmassproduced said...

great pic and isn't that building in the background just soooooo wonderful. lovin it

rlbourges said...

I don't know this movie. But, in my book, Bogie and Lauren can be as preposterous as they want, anytime.
Off to check out youtube - yes, a trailer and a 'colorized' excerpt.

(love the cheekbones on your Lauren, btw.)

Asja said...

i remember first seeing this film when i was 5 or 6, i was totally fascinated, i thought it was very artistic and serious movie :)
i like your Lauren!

ArtSparker said...

Asja - so funny you saw this at such a young age. Children remember such strange things. If you look at it as some bizarre art film, it would not have to make sense. so your take on it at that age would work.

ArtSparker said...

RL - I have kind of a rant prepared about who is easy to draw and who isn't. Mostly, people I like are easier.

eyetrouble said...

I was thinking about this movie a while back. Wonderful illustration! Really enjoy the combination of drawing and photography.

Titus said...

Love this!

Celeste Maia said...

I dont remember this movie, it sounds like "The Fugitive". There were a lot of movies at the time of tough guy and prostitute with of gold, or rich woman with heart of gold. The building looks art deco.

Smiler said...

You're so inspiring! Sounds like just the right kind of movie for me. For a Wednesday or a Thursday maybe.

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subtorp77 said...

I'm digging through my old video tapes and not finding this one, ach! Will have to seek it out...

Too, great work here and the art on the building, as well!

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I'm so glad you're doing this series of one of my favorite movies. Much the film is so ridiculous and unbelievable which is the whole charm. I hope you re-enact the entire film. Please, please, please tell me that Agnes Moorehead's character will soon appear!