Alain Delon is the most handsome man of Cinema—I say is because he’s always the same age when you are watching his films. I just saw The Samurai again and took these pictures. I go back to these old films for their art direction and their history.
Just look at these timeless shots of The Samurai:
No Cary Grant can touch him here:
So modern in this beautiful shot:
Delon is very succinct in this film,
my favorite scene of the whole movie:
Netflix is making it so much easier to find these old films. I got to watch L’Avventura last night and Antonioni’s poetic compositions were arresting:
Monica Vitti is divine in these shots from 50 years ago…
Today’s generations think they have invented these styles/fashions; our arrogance fades after watching a couple of these films.
50 years ago people…And you wonder where Barbie (who turns 50 this week) got her image from…
I just loved this shot,
these close-ups are amazing,
The visual language of these films is so relevant after all these years.
Gabriele Ferzetti is smashing and looks so 21st century:
and this is how I did all of this:
This was my homage to Alain Delon.
Added on 5/22/09:
My friend Mitra called me this morning, super excited about the Cannes Film Festival’s official poster which looks so much like the images i have in this post:
Did somebody flatter me by copying me?