A DEADLY INVENTION (Karel Zeman, 1958)

John Huston and color cinematographer Oswald Morris had given their film of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1956) the look of old whaling prints; perhaps inspired by this example, Czechoslovakia’s Karel Zeman and his black-and-white cinematographer, Jiří Tarantik, gave Vynález zkázy, their film version of Jules Verne’s 1896 Face au drapeau (Facing the Flag), the appearance of […]