Behind the Door #1 (15 sec.)
Behind the Door #2 (16 sec.)
bink provided the old key and locks in her place, and her help, for these micromovies.
They were inspired partly by my childish love
of opening the little windows in the annual Advent calendar,
and partly by the opening scene of
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998),
a gorgeous film about an ugliness.
Derek Jacobi plays the self-absorbed painter,
and Daniel Craig plays his self-doubting lover George Dyer, who commits suicide. *
It's a painful movie, but it starts with a beautiful close-up of a key turning in a door,
and I wanted to copy that simple shot.
Of course I got nowhere near the brilliance of John Mathieson's cinematography.
* Bacon's studio is a work of art in itself: Francis Bacon's Messy Studio; video of interview with the artist here too.