Thursday, August 12, 2010

Crystal Ball Bearing

The mist of tomorrow now clears
and into the future he peers
The drinker foresees
his liver disease
and so to cirrhosis, says "Cheers!"

A bottl
e becomes a crystal ball to Ian Kieth and Tyrone Power in Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947). There's more on Power and this amazing, mesmerizing film at Self-Styled Siren, here. Photo: Self-Styled Siren;


JamesFinnGarner said...

Thanks for the lims on one of my favorite flicks.

surly hack said...

You're welcome, James. It's also one of my favorites, noir or otherwise.