in the tumult of the foaming rollers I made out awash, something enormous, rising and falling - something spread out like a burst of foam, but with a more bluish, more solid look.
She, however, half-concealed
beneath the thick curtains of the velvet and gold which sheltered her, had not listened to the discussion, having been occupied in watching the Comte de Guiche, who was conversing with Raoul.
His sole decoration was a white China soup-plate, perforated and strung on coconut sennit, suspended from about his neck so that it rested flat on his chest and half-concealed
the generous swell of muscles.
There were no women or children, as she had seen in other gipsy camps they had passed in their wayfaring, and but one gipsy--a tall athletic man, who stood with his arms folded, leaning against a tree at a little distance off, looking now at the fire, and now, under his black eyelashes, at three other men who were there, with a watchful but half-concealed
interest in their conversation.
“It must be done, sir,” returned the lady, with a half-concealed
smile, “though it degrades you from an angel to a man.”
The girl looked down at her naked breasts and but half-concealed
limbs in horror.
This is by necessity a ruthless book as it explores the half-concealed
aspects of not only the female sex life but also the inner and secret lives of women.
The first port of call was a subterranean water-filled passageway, its entranceway half-concealed
by trees and shrubs in the grounds.
Marvelling at the genetic anomalies apparent in the area's brightly hued vegetation -- the Shimmer, it seems, basically makes your DNA drop acid -- Lena and her colleagues soon find themselves face to face with a litany of half-concealed
horrors, the scariest aspect of which may be their curious indifference to the group's survival.
Self-destructive urges are constant; medical melodrama peaks in the scene in which the doctor is forced to operate on his friend a montage of mega-close-ups, every face half-concealed
behind a white surgical mask.
Shooting on Super 16--and finding, as ever, a precise and idiosyncratic cinematic language that will best convey their story's meaning--Haynes and his regular d.p., Ed Lachman, achieve a realist look and texture that's worlds away from the lustrous sheen and pristine Technicolor surfaces of "Far From Heaven." Frequently filming his heroines through half-concealed
doorways and rain-pelted windows, and employing medium and long shots as well as closeups, Haynes uses these obscuring, distancing visual devices with an unerring sense of thematic purpose, slowly pulling us into a veiled world where scandalous truths are hidden in plain sight, and only a privileged (or cursed) few can see them clearly.
"We were very proud of the club and the players tonight," said Rodgers afterwards, though his pain was only half-concealed
. He also felt his side had been denied a penalty when Tomas Hubocan appeared to handle in the area, though even a series of slow-motion replays proved inconclusive on that one.