Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rebecca #2

My story begins in the South of France...

I wish, ha, it's actually Lake Merritt in Oakland. Return with me to the romantic days of yesteryear, when if a man told a woman she was "A little fool" it meant he thought she was, you know, kind of hot. In this scene, the unnamed narrator stops Maxim DeWinter, played in dry-stick like fashion by Laurence Olivier, from taking a header off a cliff. He does not appear to be thankful.

19 comments:

ger said...

They never are...

Jasmine said...

A wonderful picture. Water lends so much magic. I'm not familiar with Rebecca, but I used to love the old classics. I think you'd do a marvelous Jayne Eyre or Wuthering Heights....

Caio Fernandes said...

what a lovely scene!!!
all the colours and the composition .
about tho fool thing.... well i think i have never said that because i prefer to say loud and clear : you are HOT

Random Chick said...

Hi! Found your blog through the Black Boxes widget. You're in my neighborhood. I'm in Castro Valley, just over the hills from Oakland.

Hi neighbor!

Chris Wolf said...

I had to enlarge this picture because I thought for sure he was IN the water! Wow, you're good. And the texture of her skirt, lovely...

ArtSparker said...

J- This was Olivier's next movie after Wuthering Heights, in which he played Heathcliff.

C- erm, mutual, I'm sure.

Titus said...

Oh, this is a died and gone to heaven one! The socks on Fontaine!
Very, very good.

John Hayes said...

Lake Merritt as the Mediterranean? (Oakland as the south of France)? Great shot.

Coffee Messiah said...

LM never looked so good.

Is the theater and cigar store still there?

ArtSparker said...

CM - Yes, they are still there with the same owners fro many years.

steve said...

I lean something new everyday! What an excellent angle in this shot!

Rohzi E. said...

I would have loved living in yesteryear.

ha. I thought he was just simply enjoying the aquatic scenery for the day... it came as a mild surprise to read that he was about to take a tumble instead, lol.

I should read more (as if I already don't read enough).

Rick said...

...if a man told a woman she was "A little fool" it meant he thought she was, you know, kind of hot.

Damn! That explains everything! I got the lines mixed up!

Caroline said...

Gosh, you're such a prolific poster that I can barely keep up! I love Rebecca and will be following avidly!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hello Sandra,another great pic (and pick!)thanks for dropping by when i was at my worst,I'm sure all the warm wishes helped.By spooky coincidence when I was too sick to do anything else I listened to a book tape of 'Rebecca' I think it is a fantastic story and I think the description of Mandalay burning at the very end -whether it was the way it was read, (beautifully),or the way I was feeling, I don't know, but- they seemed the most spare and beautiful and powerful few words I have heard in a long time.
Ps. I'm smiling and I'm still waiting for the Shaney Mac pic :)

Inky said...

Magical, great art.. smiles,, Rick's comment made me laugh.

justdoodleit said...

Nice shot! Appreciate the effort you put in these to get a cinematic equivalent composition.

dana lee said...

this is really nice!!!

mum said...

ah... "you little fool", "you silly goose, don't bother your pretty head with..." whatever. So romantique, oui?

Please consider the real possibility that someone in a delightful French town such as Arles or Avignon, for example, may well consider Lake Merrit in Oakland a tremendously exotic destination.

It works well in your shot, anyway. Must check youtube to see what's available on Rebecca.

Cheers from the South(West) of France.