There must have been some temptation for filmmakers to cast Setsuko Hara as a gangster moll. The idea sounds intriguing on paper, maybe. However, it was not that simple and easy, of course.
This is part 2, part 1 is here.
Long Voyage to KANE
Whenever the topic of deep focus cinematography in CITIZEN KANE is brought up, somebody will say “CITIZEN KANE is not the first! Gregg Toland used the technique in LONG VOYAGE HOME!” Well, that’s true. As a matter of fact, Greg Toland had been interested in staging in depth for quite some time. Continue reading “Deep Focus Revisited (Part 2)”