Scarlet Street (1945)-“painting is like falling in love.”

On TCM Mon 8/1- Scarlet Street (1945)-Legendary director Fritz Lang and screen great Edward G. Robinson (ingenious at capturing many different screen personas without changing his outward appearance) introduce the great undiscovered to himself and the world class artist Christopher Cross-ironically a man of low self-esteem living in a sad Noir world with happiness only from his own art. It is very disturbing that he lets himself become a sap for lowlifes Kitty and Johnny (Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea in flawless performances) who lead Cross onto the Noir path to doom. Compare the cold manipulative Kitty captured by Lang’s camera with the Cross portrait-“painting is like falling in love.”images joan bennet paintingimages scarlet-street-year-1945-director-fritz-lang-edward-g-robinson-joan-A12DMTimages scarlet duryeaimages scarlet street J Bennent noir

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