Thursday, June 4, 2015

What a girl had to do to get arrested....

This post is part of Nathaniel's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" series in which the participants must post a single image from a movie he or she deems as the "best shot" for any particular reason.

Dick Tracy is a 1990s film based on the famous comic strip character of the same name. The movie's aesthetic is heavily influenced by comics and it's certainly why it's still a film many remember and talk about. I mean it's not because of the plot, which was flimsy and a bit all over the place. But who cares? It's pretty! Right at the beginning these two wide shots show off the brilliant art direction and were close to being my pick for best shot.

And then Madonna. Before seeing the film for this series, I thought I had actually seen it already when I was younger. But I definitely didn't, because if I did I wouldn't have been shocked when Madonna showed up. I loved her in this. Her natural charisma and talent was a match-made in heaven with the femme fatale blond bombshell character she plays in the film. And to be honest, the camera loves her. For example, in my pick for best shot...

Best Shot

Yes, it's Madonna and Child. Both are the two recent forces complicating the main protagonist's life and it's great Warren Beatty the director decided to go for this shot as a way to underline that. And while the kid is in red, all eyes are on Madonna, however, in all of her confidently sexy glory. And just because I really couldn't get enough of her in the film, I have one more shot of her...

It's actually THE final shot of her Breathless Mahoney performing in the movie and her energy is electric. It's worth to note that this is happening during the big climactic shootout and everyone else in the club are running for cover. She doesn't stop performing and it's fabulous.

1 comment:

  1. I used to hate that that final performance was edited into smithereens by being part of the action sequence BUT I had forgotten about that rehearsal sequence earlier in the film so you really get the song twice and it's fun to see Madonna's two different approaches one blase/irritated the other just electric.


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