Shot in Austria and outmoded by today’s standards, Machaty’s film falls under a genre I like to call the “European Touch”. Which is to say that the film is very symbolic and artistic- therefore, if it’s not your cup of tea, boring. The film strives to capture human nature through raw emotion, using the actor’s facial expressions instead of words to express what is going on in the scene. Unfortunately, some of its potency is lost due poor filming equipment.
Thanks to Mythologie Des Lucioles for the pics.
The erotic close-ups of Hedy Lamarr's face in the throes of passion were aided, she says, by the director unexpectedly jabbing her in the derriere with a pin in order to get the desired expressions on her face.
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The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954) Two jet pilots forge a lasting friendship while fighting the Korean War.Cast: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney Dir: Mark Robson