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Incorporating foreign talent

by Kate Fortmueller

Hollywood has always been adept at incorporating foreign talent, and Ernst Lubitsch is a perfect example of this trend. In this sequence from Lady Windermere's Fan, note how the framing and glances suggest more about the attitude than the dialogue.

Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) - Judgmental glances at the races

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Lady Windermere's Fan is an Ernst Lubitsch film based on the Oscar Wilde play. The gossip in this sequence is highlighted through a series of close-ups.

from Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) (1925)
Creator: Ernst Lubitsch
Distributor: Image Entertainment
Posted by Kate Fortmueller