sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Sunday, April 25, 2010
i have now seen a handful of garbo silent films. my fave is 'the single standard.' garbo's role is contemporary, the story is universal, and her co-star nils asther is just a doll. whether she is bored at the mansion, rainsoaked as she steps into a gallery, sun kissed as she frolics with her lover on his boat, or being caressed by the most adorable child on film, garbo is completely natural and philosophic in this 1939 movie.