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Camille ~ Greta Garbo 1936

After watching Camille starring Greta Garbo, I feel melancholy but in an amazing way. I’ve been watching a lot of her films lately, they all seem to be sad and evoke too much emotion from me. Her performance in each film I think is outstanding; she is very much a great expressive actress with her facial expression, body language and tone. Visually these films speak to me, the element of black and white which uses stunning shadows to create essence, luminance and emotion within the narrative. The decadence of the era these films were created in speaks through the lavish set and dress, which makes me wonder what beauty I would see if it was in colour. Nonetheless black and white is never a let down, it highlights how grand the production design is, it allows for the use of imagination and the tones from grey white to the blackest black brings the colour to the film. Even if the plot of the film is not appealing to some, Garbo’s performance speaks for itself, she brings the script to life, to imagine another actress in this role would take away the sincerity that Garbo brings. Ironically Garbo’s character in the film Marguerite speaks about how she prides herself on her sincerity. The script and performance speaks for itself.

Camille Clip

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One of my favourite scenes from Camille, Garbo brings realism to the character Marguerite.

The composition so simple but effective…