Lady Eve Marlowe has left Berlin and returned to her home. I hope you enjoyed her month-long adventures in the city of Weimar Berlin in 1928.
For Lady Marlowe, it was as if those days came alive again as I hope they did for you. She has assured me she will return from time to time with more recollections of her fascinating life.
Before she left, she was kind enough to assist me in making a book trailer (“You mean like the film trailers? I’d be delighted…) about her adventures in “Cleopatra’s Perfume” during World War II in London, Cairo and Berlin.
We shot the video and picked out a charming piece of music called “Paris” by Dan Graham. When we looked at the final cut, Lady Eve turned to me and said, “It’s lovely, Jina, but so many great films during the Second World War were shot in black and white.”
“You mean like Casablanca?” I asked, remembering the dramatic lighting and emotional tension so beautifully filmed by Michael Curtiz.
Lady Eve nodded. “What if we produced two videos–one in color and one in black and white?”
And that’s what we did. Here are two versions of the book trailer for Cleopatra’s Perfume: one in color
And one in black and white.
Which do you prefer?
February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”