Monday, March 22, 2010

Twofer the Road

Let's call it the look-alike plot:
Two siblings, one's good and one's not
In double-exposure
one loses composure
One actor acts twice in one shot

Hollywood writers love the look-alike gimmick--and actors love to chew the scenery in dual roles. A subset is the evil twin plot, where usually the bad sibling impersonates the good. Among the actors who've done double-time is Olivia de Havilland in The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak, 1946). Top: Den of Geek!; Above: Shooting in the Dark; Below:

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