Metropolis (1927) 
Fritz Lang
Stanley Kubrick & Malcolm McDowell on the set of A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962)
Les anges du péché (1943)
Robert Bresson
James Dean, 1955.
Photo: Dennis Stock
Riveted audience members enjoy opening night of the first full-length American 3-D feature film: the Arch Oboler-directed drama, Bwana Devil. 1952.
Photo: J.R. Eyerman
Harold Lloyd in “Feet First” (1930).
Maila Nurmi as Vampira 1950’s

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder shot by Herb Ritts for Edward Scissorhands, 1990 

J.R. Eyerman’s peek inside the opening-night screening of Bwana Devil, the first full-length color 3-D feature, certainly is peculiar: Men and women, young and old all angle in the same direction, formally dressed but for those silly specs over their eyes.
Funny as it is, with the audience members coming off like clones of an alien species, there’s also prescience in the photo — not just about the emergence of special effects in cinema but also, on a deeper level, about the hypnotizing nature of our entertainment. 
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