I’m calling myself a cinephile and I haven’t even seen Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger‘s Black Narcissus (’47). I’ll tell you why. Because I thought I’d gotten my fill of Deborah Kerr in a nun’s habit after seeing Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, and I didn’t want another helping. I’m nonetheless seeing the Criterion Bluray version this weekend. It’s this stunning matte shot that awoke me.

Perhaps the best-known image from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Black Narcissus.