Polanski’s film plunges into this crack, the line dividing sexual fascination and repulsion, the male and the female, the society and the individual. The face, the eye, the four walls around Catherine Deneuve’s Carol all rupture and fracture. Her mind’s grasp on reality splinters, she withdraws and psychosis sets in […] (x)
Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Gianni Bozzacchi , 1972 (x)
Gianni Bozzacchi took this photo with a Leica M2 that Elizabeth had just given him. Her scene in X, Y and Zee (1972) called for her to run off camera, and he caught this image from his vantage point backstage. Richard Burton was so taken by the shot that he was moved to compose a short poem about it.