arsenal filmes


Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

“For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide!”


Cary Grant learns that his sweet aunts have a rather dark secret in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Featuring: Josephine Hull and Jean Adair


Top Gear followed a half-hour magazine programme called The Teen Scene. The edition broadcast the previous week – 9 July 1964 – featured New Musical Express writer Chris Hutchins interviewing John about acting in the new movie [A Hard Day’s Night]. ‘We’re satisfied, but we’re not self-satisfied. There’s a lot which is embarrassing for us, you know. For instance the first bit, which is a drag as far as we’re concerned, because that was the first sort of acting we had done and it looks it. It stands out more than the rest of the film… We know that we’re dead conscious in every move we make… we watch each other. I know Paul’s embarrassed when I’m watching him speak and he knows I am.’

— Kevin Howlett, The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970. (2013)

Shot on Fomapan 400 with Pentacon Six TL and Arsenal VEGA-12b 2.8/90.

Well, the negatives turned out to be quite usable, at least for scanning (I used my Sony A7 for the job, and conversion in Photoshop is quite easy in this case). There seem to be some very tiny (nearly invisible) fissures at some places in the negative. It could be that this is one of the problems of the Fomapan that @djangoknoth told me about. I’ll keep an eye on this (perhaps it is something else).

Oh, and this one get’s the @photosworthseeing #photoprompt tag for being Black and White (and freshly shot instead of dug out of my archive ;)) …