"What are you squeezin' that watch for?
Squeezin' that watch ain't gonna stop time."
Glenn Ford as Ben Wade / 3:10 to Yuma
Quiet on the set! Master at Work ...
One critic has noted the likely influences of German Expressionist film makers in 3:10 to Yuma. Such insight is beyond my ken - so it’s much appreciated. Other, closer to home influences, are more obvious, as from Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon and John Ford’s Classics Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine ... others.
No color? No Computer Generated Effects?
All the unique virtues of Black and Film making are in evidence. Plus more:
high angle ... low angle ... wide angle ... echo shots ... close ups ... lighting ... shot framing ... scene composition ... dramatic use of Light/Dark/Shadow ... Direction ...
Nearly every shot in 310 to Yuma is crafted ... seamlessly and unpretentiously integrated.
Daves knew it all - used it all ...
3:10 to Yuma: Western Classic.
That's a wrap.