VIDEO, MUSIC & TEXT: written, recorded, edited & performed by T.Becker, 2014
5min 200sec | DV | 2014 | Audio
Jean Seberg: was an American Actress who starred in the 1960 movie Breathless directed by Jean-Luc Goddard. The film attracted attention for its visual style and innovative use of the jump cut. Pronounced use of the jump cut is utilized in a scene where the camera focuses on the back of Seberg's neck as she travels by car through the streets of Paris.
Sherwood Forest: is a Royal Forest in Nottinghamshire, England. It is famous for its historical association with the legend of Robin Hood.
Gene Kelly: was an American dancer, actor, singer and choreographer. He starred in the 1952 movie, "Sing in the Rain". In the movie, one of most popular dance scenes ever brought to film focuses on Gene Kelly as he dances alone down the street in the pouring rain proclaiming his love after a kiss goodnight in the doorway of a city apartment.
The Tramp: was actor Charlie Chaplin's most memorable on-screen character. A loveable vagabond with a bowler cap and small moustache, the Tramp became an icon of the silent era of film-making as he retained his dignity and eluded authority through his clever antics. In the 1931 movie, City Lights,The Tramp falls in love with a Flower Girl after discovering she is blind when she cannot find a dropped flower.
Bonnie Parker: was an American outlaw who traveled the country with Clyde Barrow robbing banks, small stores and gas stations during the Great Depression. Parker is said to have joined Barrow because she was in love. She remained a loyal companion to him as they carried out their felonies and awaited their inevitable demise. The story of Bonnie and Clyde was brought to film in 1967. The film's iconic ending depicts the couple being gunned down in slow motion.
An Affair to Remember: is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr and is considered one of the most romantic of all time, according to the American Film Institute.
George and Martha: are the two lead characters in Edward Albee's 1962 play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The play examines the breakdown of the marriage of this middle-aged couple. A film adaptation of the play was released in 1966 and starred Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George.
From Here to Eternity: is a 1953 drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. The film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations, including Best Picture. The movie is famous for its romantic beach scene between these two actors whose embrace in the crashing Hawaiian waves was considered illicit for the times.