Film Language Tag: costume
The clothing or props worn by actors; an important element of production design and mise-en-scene in virtually all films.
Freder (Gustav Frohlich), son of the city master, watches as Maria (Brigitte Helm) brings a group of workers' children into the Eternal Gardens of Pleasure.
The Pope had a nervous breakdown and has gone missing after the Papal conclave. The cardinals do not know that he is missing because the manager of the Vatican has placed a Swiss guard in the Pope's quarters to make his room seem occupied. While the Cardinals are waiting for the "pope" to emerge from his room, the psychiatrist who was hired to treat the Pope organized a volleyball game for the Cardinals. This scene captures the Cardinal's joy and commitment to the game.
Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) presents the false Maria (Brigitte Helm) as Freder (Gustav Frohlich) is delirious and suffering from hallucinations.
At the Papal Conclave, the cardinals gather and begin the Papal selection process. Slowly, we are shown various cardinals struggling with their decisions; some are peeking at their neighbors' votes, while others begin fidgeting uncontrollably. Eventually, the restless cardinals begin clicking their pens in anticipation, suggesting that they are eager to proceed. However, various cardinals begin chanting "Lord, not me" and demonstrate the anxiety associated with the papacy.
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), and Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) have a conversation about what being an Indian means in the context of being an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) in a mustard field in Punjab, India. Baldev and Raj feed pigeons as they speak to each other. Raj uses the metaphor of pigeons to symbolize the NRIs and how they are still Indian at heart.
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) move to a purposefully tarnished New York City apartment to become "real" New Yorkers. The friends attempt to transition to Queens, NY by changing their formal, African clothing to New York street style – letting go of their fancier clothing pieces.
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is invited to attend a basketball game with Lisa (Shari Headley), Darryl (Eriq La Salle) and Patrice (Allison Dean). At the game, Prince Akeem faces discrimination from Darryl for being an African. Additionally, he is recognized by a former African subject.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) comes to Aslam’s (Guru Dutt) house to find him and happens upon a moment between Aslam and Jameela (Waheeda Rehman), making him realize that Jameela is in fact the woman that he saw at the beginning of the film, who he thought he was marrying.
Pyare (Rehman Khan) spys on Jameela (Waheeda Rehman) and the other unveiled women attending a birthday party held by his sister, while they sing a knowing song about men who take peeks at unveiled women, sung by playback singers Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum.
Ellen Hutter (Greta Schroder) invites the Count (Max Schreck) into her room, in an attempt to defeat him. Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) goes to fetch the physician (John Gottowt) and the imprisoned Knock (Alexander Granach)attempts to warn Orlok. Orlok drinks Ellen's blood but is caught in the morning sunlight and vanishes.
A cherubic narrator provides an overview of Roman society in the early 1960s.
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.
Two rival groups, one led by Deke O'Malley (Calvin Lockhart) and the other by his ex-partner Calhoun (J.D. Cannon), search the pier for the bale of cotton, as Gravedigger Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and Coffin Ed Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) stake them out.