Wednesday, July 22, 2009

North by Northwest #3

Thirsty work, climbing around Mount Rushmore. The strangest moment in the film is when the Cary Grant character says to the Martin Landau character "Help us".  It's weirdly outside the rules of the genre, and passes pretty quickly as Landau plays out the part of Smithers to James Mason's Mr. Burns.

18 comments:

Chris David Richards said...

Looks like he's having a bit of trouble here. Hopefully he can avoid soggyness.

ArtSparker said...

Cary Grant is always crisp.

notmassproduced said...

cleverer and cleverer

Caio Fernandes said...

what a tense scene on this one !!!!
the North by Northwest #2 is tense as well , but , i don't know , more romantic at least !!!!

bindu said...

Good one! It must be slippery too.

grrl + dog said...

yes you have posted a climactic scene here.. I always feel I have to go and revise the move so as to enjoy the minutiae you portray.

herhimnbryn said...

I'm with grrl on this one. Will just have to watch the film this w/e.

This is an amazng series AS.

inky said...

always loved cary grant , a playboy and a mama's boy in one little box.. You have captured him well.

Tom said...

that's clever; his hand is drawn on the backside of the front!

ArtSparker said...

grrl & her - The film is a sort of travelogue with suspense, and was written as such. Having watched rear window recently...well, comparisons are odious, but the author of the story it was based on, Cornell Woolrich, was a bona fide genius.

ArtSparker said...

Tom - Good catch

tony said...

Ah Yes,James Mason.He came from Huddersfield,Yorkshire.Only a few miles from Me.
Cary STILL looks impeccably dressed!

femminismo said...

Ahh, a new cultural icon: Smithers. When we are tested for cultural literacy in the future, besides asking about Holmes' Watson, we'll be asked about Burns' Smithers! Love it! You are a brilliant artist and very clever. I've really looked forward to these "characters" so thanks! - Jeanne

yvette said...

kiss...kiss

Celeste Maia said...

Cool, unflappable Gary does not even perspire!
Great work, lots of fun.

lettuce said...

hahaha

excellent

Ellis said...

I quite enjoyed these paper cut out scenes. Great work.

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