Friday, August 30, 2013

Orson Welles: Le Procès / The Trial (Take I)

The visuals alone make Orson Welles' Le Procès / The Trial (1962) worth exploring. This cinematic accomplishment, a force of imagination and will, is stunning.  

Based on Franz Kafka's Der Process (first published in 1925 but drafted during the Great War of 1914-1918).
This nightmarish workplace was a real one. Welles found it and filmed it, with Anthony Perkins walking through the middle of an interior field of typing. Happy Labor Day!
Love in the middle of a paper hoard. Leni (Romy Schneider) and Josef K (Anthony Perkins).
Josef K, like many of his fellow countrymen then or now, doesn't seem to know if he's coming or going. . . Here, he finds himself outside the Big Room. The Lady or the Tiger?

Today's Rune: Partnership. 

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Scary about that "real" work place. wow.