This is a brief montage of both archival and original footage, that I assembled for the Project 891 Theatre Company's production of John Logan's "Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story."
Working with the play's director, Michael Rashid, I created (and appropriately aged) about twenty clips to accompany various scenes of live performance. The clips were meant to be somewhat subliminal, as well as provide a slightly Avant garde angle to the production as a whole.
Nathan Leopold was an amateur ornithologist (the study of birds); a motif in Logan's play. I added homage/references to Ingmar Bergman's modernist masterpiece, "Persona," because of the apt, symbiotically volatile nature of Leopold and Loeb's relationship.
I added the period music, George M. Cohan's "Life's a Funny Proposition After All," because it was used in the play's introduction, and provides a similar tone captured in the live performance.
The actors featured include:
Ron Popp as Leopold
Matt Hays as Loeb
Liz Hoffman as Germaine
Green Mill still photography by Val Bromann
Original footage shot by Jim Vendiola
Editing and aging effects by Jim Vendiola