Monitor shots

Over the years I’ve taken a lot of screen shots. I teach film studies and sometimes a particular image from a film strikes me and I want to ponder it … freeze its otherwise transient flow. I watch a lot of foreign language film and sometimes it’s the juxtaposition of subtitle and image that I want to register. I’ve also taken stills ¬†from old home movies. The first image is of me as a young girl in a hula dancer fancy dress.

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Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim’s ¬†And God Created Woman from 1956- this phrase struck me as being a precursor to the vogue for mindfulness:

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Flamenco dancers Cristina Hoyos and Antonio Gades in El Amor Brujo:

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Diego’s hand and Frida’s face – an ambiguous touch:

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And a mystery – a still from a Hindi film:

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