Monday, June 22, 2009

Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Rouben Mamoulian's Queen Christina (1933)










8 comments:

Chuck Williamson said...

Great choice--probably one of my favorite Garbo talkies! It's a nice mix of swashbuckling action, racy gender-bending sexuality, and the usual Greta Garbo brand of erotic mystique. She's at her magnetic best through much of this film; then again, I doubt Garbo could ever be anything other than breathtaking.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Chuck,
It's a tribute to how great the film is that I didn't just capture ten stills of Garbo's remarkable face. It's a great picture...I agree with your thoughts and appreciate the comments.

Jeremy Richey said...

One more thing Chuck...I should know this and will probably kick myself after asking, but what is your profile photo from?

Chuck Williamson said...

Damn it, Jeremy. You're going to make me go out and rent this movie again.

As for the profile picture--it comes from Dimitri Kirsanoff's MENILMONTANT.

Samuel Wilson said...

An excellent choice, Jeremy. While the thought of an unbearded Garbo being mistaken for a male is utterly absurd, the whole pre-Code environment lets them get away with it, and much more. You can watch it times over and the ending still works.

Keith said...

Great images. I love this film. It's been ages since I've seen it. It doesn't get much better than Garbo.

MovieMan0283 said...

This is one of my favorites of your screen-cap posts...it's almost like you've discovered a film within a film, because when I remember the movie I don't recall shots so much as performances and sets and so forth, but you've tapped into the art film within the Hollywood entertainment.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Chuck, Keith, Samuel and MovieMan for the continuing comments. Typically my posts on pre 1950 films here don't get a lot of comments so I am thrilled this one did. I apologize for taking so long to respond back. I have been offline most of the week and am playing catch up. I do really appreciate them all though...