The Fallen idol [study extract]

United Kingdom, 1948

Film
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The excerpt covers the following: Baines, Julie and Felipe and a day of stolen happiness with a riotous game of hide and seek in the empty Embassy, not knowing that Mrs Baines is spying on them. Felipe is awakened later by Mrs Baines who tries to involve him in her plot against her husband. The terrified boy witnesses a violent struggling quarrel between husband and wife, and believes that Baines has killed his wife. He rushes into the night in his pyjamas but is apprehended and taken in charge by a friendly policeman. The extract is chosen to illustrate Reed’s style, his ability to handle actors, (especially the child), the use of a large number of shots and quick cutting back and forth, imaginative lighting and the creation of suspense.

Credits

director
Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31416

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Aesthetics

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Appreciation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Production and direction

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion picture industry - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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