27 April 2006

Alida Valli, 1921-2006.

I wasn't even aware that she was still alive, but I'm really sorry that she's gone. She was the final survivor of The Third Man, my favorite movie of Hollywood's Golden Age, and the melancholy focus of attention in the greatest closing shot in the history of the cinema. If you don't know what shot I'm talking about, well, darn it, you really should.

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