The final shot from King of Kings (1961) seems appropriate for the time of year.
Nicholas Ray’s film ends with the apostles by Galilee. The voice of Jesus tells them to leave and “teach all nations”, which, in turn, they do, each in a separate direction. As they leave, Jesus’ shadow approaches and intersects with the fishing net on the sand to form a cross. The ‘fishers of men’ are away - the net, inert, seemingly has no function. But it and the shadow create a dichotomy of images: spaciousness, yet confinement. Distance, yet closeness.
Doris Day and Rock Hudson have a good laugh while shooting Lover Come Back (1961).
Photograph by Leo Fuchs
Brando and Hope ‘fight’ over the latter’s On the Waterfront (1954) Oscar.