rain in the films martin and unforgiven.
martin, 1977 directed by george a. romero, cinematography by michael gornick.
great rain montage between the bizarre murders committed by the (possible) vampire.
this section and others really stood out and gave the film the feeling of an european art-house film, which i found to go nice with the senseless murdering. the ending of michelangelo antonioni's l'eclisse came to mind.
unforgiven, 1992 directed by clint eastwood, cinematography by jack n. green.
beautiful montage in unforgiven where the 3 killers try to get control of their horses in the rain, and eastwood mumbles some unsavoury curses. the focus goes between the 3 riders, the rain, and the trees, and is quite beautiful. green's work throughout the film is stunning.
most of the end of the film is shot in the rain, introduced by hackman's character saying "looks like rain".
on a side note:
eastwood's character william 'bill' munny is described as: "a known murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and *intemperate disposition". reads like jorge luis borges' the universal history of iniquity. there is some great iniquity talk in this film which would be good for another blog some day.
* (given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.)
*blog title comes from my favourite line from unforgiven when gene hackman (little bill daggett) reads from the duke of death (an apocryphal biography of outlaw english bob), calling it the duck of death (because it is about an unsavory character), and the 3rd or 4th time he is corrected on duke, he replies "duck i says". of course, ducks love rain.