For this week's Best Shot episode we featured two Josef Von Sternberg & Marlene Dietrich pictures. The famous Director/Muse pair made seven films together but we asked Best Shot volunteers to do either Morocco (1930) or Blonde Venus (1932), their first two Hollywood pictures. Let's get right to the choices - click on the photos to enjoy the corresponding articles and participating blogs...
Directed by Josef Von Sternberg. Cinematography by Lee Garmes
Nominated for 4 Oscars including Cinematography
What becomes a legend most?
-Dancin Dan on Film
It bizarrely holds together even when the seams look like they are going to burst apart at any second from being buffeted by sand...
-Scopophiliac at the Movies
She strikes quite a figure though throughout the film...
-Sorta That Guy
BLONDE VENUS (1932)
Directed by Josef Von Sternberg. Cinematography by Bert Glennon
An impression she gives you in one moment she might take back with force in the very next...
-The Film Experience
The frame is much less fussy when Helen is in her element.
-Film Mix Tape