Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille

Um, so...hope I didn't torment you all too much. It's Sunset Boulevard. What a strange story...the younger man, William Holden, is disgusted with life and seemingly incapable of carving out a place for himself, while the older woman has an almost demonic liveliness (as well as all that moolah). I had forgotten that at the beginning of the film, the Holden character walks in the funeral arrangements for Norma's pet chimp - bring anyone to mind?

Link to last scene

16 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

this is great ! what are those bubles ? did you make that or it was a coincidence ?
the best drawings .the charater on the water is priceless . but i don't know wich one is the best .
one day , when i get some time ,and feel like to take your time , i am going to tell about on of my favorite plays of when i was a child . it is very similar with those posts .not so cool ,sure .

seeknowbrown said...

This is so entertaining. Liked the teaser drawings that preceded it. Fun.

mum said...

Well done, Susan. I'm also intrigued by the bubbles.

ArtSparker said...

Bubbles are real, not photoshop (air leaking out of lungs from having two bullet holes through the back).

matt dawson said...

Bullet holes in a body will do that... I'm told. I'll plead ignorance at not getting the reference...sure the actual film cannot live up to your excellent tableau!

matt dawson said...

OK, admit it...you have hacked into the verificator:

last verification: "morib"...moribund...?
this one "coozebo" (ok that last doesn't make sense, still a great word though! :)

Eva said...

sidenit...
(w.v.)
No better word for a silent, unnoticed tragedy. Like this.
Oh, no, it changed to helesth.
And no it is chrappo. Because I forgot to enter the word where it should be. What a shout!

That's silly.

notmassproduced said...

brilliant...is the next step to film some of these characters?

kathrin said...

it funny and great, I like such kind of art and of theatre, you blog ist very good, I like it much ! Kathrin

Isabel said...

What a fun spin you put on everything you touch!

California Girl said...

Of all the guesses i made in my head (two) neither were remotely in the ball park. I think I like this best of all your tableau. Great set up, the bubbles are a wonderful visual, Gloria looks like Gloria and Max...well, he's still serving it up. Great stuff Susan!

P.S. One of my guesses was the Mel Brooks take off on Vertigo only I could never think of the name of that movie.

Nemo said...

The best part of the film is that first person narrative...the voice of a dead man.

Adam said...

This is a fantastic tableau. Your paper characters would make a great film too.

Jasmine said...

I don't know this film but the pictures are great.

I watched the tail end of a film noir black & white today, or should I say shrink noir... I love the old films. Reminded me of a few I'd forgotten, so hopefully I'll be able to guess your next clues.

Thank you :)

Chris Wolf said...

I ADORE your butler.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, this is good.