Friday, October 18, 2013

Deep-focus Lassie

[From the Lassie episode “Our Gal” (November 2, 1958). Cinematography by Kenneth Peach. Right to left: Hugh Reilly as Paul Martin, George Chandler as Uncle Petrie, Jon Provost as Timmy, and, of course, Lassie.]

I wonder if this striking shot was a minor homage to the great deep-focus pioneer Gregg Toland.

[From The Grapes of Wrath (dir. John Ford, 1940). Cinematography by Gregg Toland. Right to left: Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, Jane Darwell as Ma Joad, Dorris Bowdon as Rose of Sharon.]

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[Yes, I watch Lassie sometimes. It’s there, on the television. Woof.]

comments: 3

Sean said...

Ooh, I sense a collection of photos coming on... :)

Michael Leddy said...

I’ve never seen anything in Lassie similar to this shot. But now I’ll be on the lookout.

Fresca said...