Sunday, June 24, 2012

Black or White

                                                                      Touch of Evil



In his rumpled cigar chomped suit, Orson stares down at his prey's brown eyes. 


Black or White ?  he rasped in his gravel voice.


As he waits, his hand caresses the gun like a lit dynamite.  


The victim's badge is torn,  shoes worn down from many fistfights, 
weary gladiator in the midst of the malaria-infested city.           


White


Sneering like a crowned vulture king, Orson cocks his gun in slow motion. Plump
fingers prime for the shot at the head.   His justice, his rules.  
    
*firing shots* 


Black






When we play God,  we also dance with the Devil. 



Posted for :   The Mag :   I read and watched for a bit Touch of Evil by Orson Welles 

28 comments:

  1. dang....nice scene set grace....i see the visuals and the dialogue has grit...and great wisdom in that last line..so true...

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  2. great take on the image and the last line says it all!

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  3. You hit it on the head with this interpretation and of course, the final line is a winner.

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  4. Full marks for the last line.:)

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  5. u nailed it... love the end line...

    JJRod'z

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  6. Yikes...dark and raw...good one...

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  7. Oooo... Love that last line. Yes, when we play God we also dance with the devil, can't have one without the other.
    Fabulous take on the prompt Grace!

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  8. Loved the last line "When we play God, we also dance with the Devil."

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  9. YOU SAID IT gRACE. That one dance I'd rather sit out.

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  10. I give your movie 4 stars!! Perfecto!!

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  11. This 'no win' scenario is so typical of old movies isn't it? Many modern movies and even going back to James Bond, played on this 'no win' set up, many times even mocking the hopelessness of the situation. Like many others, I enjoyed the play/dance line too. A nice piece Grace. Thanks. =D

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  12. VERY nice, Grace!!! Well done with that punchy close!!

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  13. Wow no grey there like how you spun it to black and yeah all urely do that dance at soe point I suppose

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  14. i really like this part -> The victim's badge is torn, shoes worn down from many fistfights,
    a weary gladiator in the midst of the malaria-infested city.

    done for

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  15. Interesting- I do like Orson Welles. Very clear cut...

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  16. Wow... That's a powerful ending.

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  17. Yes, we just have to avoid playing God! Nothing good can come of it.

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  18. I love the idea of that particular question—"black or white?"—being the critical life and death issue in a Film Noir. Very clever (and very meta, too, I suspect.) My contribution this week is here.

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  19. You made the black and white image come to life ~ then ..
    Bang, bang you're dead!!

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  20. ...and nobody wants to dance with the devil!

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  21. Wow... dark and descriptive. I love the closing line, but the whole thing is awesome!

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  22. Boy, did you ever set a mood here.

    Well done!

    =)

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  23. Wow! I agree with the very first comment. Gritty! And vivid! In black AND white. :)

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  24. No chance of us fading to grey with this one. Well done.

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  25. Black or white ? , the chessboard of life ! Great feeling of inevitability

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