The Top 10 Cinema Luggage

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Many thanks, as always, to everyone who took the trouble to suggest titles. Notable exclusions included a volley of Hitchcock films, Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Visconti’s Rocco And His Brothers.

An actor carrying luggage within a frame possesses it’s own visual poetry. However, luggage is also a highly economical means for implying a great deal about the character – not only the obvious, literal meanings such as travel and movement, but also the complexities of the character’s state of being: alienated, displaced.

Anyway, here’s the list, in no particular order.

Alain Delon and Lino Ventura in Les Adventuriers (Robert Enrico, 1967).
Thanks to @mariae_gloria
le adv

Claudia Cardinale in La Ragazza Con La Valigia (Valerio Zurlini, 1961).

Eszter Balint in Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984).
Suggested by @dylan_king3495
stp luggage

Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959).
Nominated by @GloriaBB2

The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, 1975).
Thanks @BugsGroove
trav pl

Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959).
Nominated by @bowlingballs36 and @tvmonster46
some like it hot luggage

Smarankumar Ghoshal in Aparajito, The Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray, 1956).
@teamzizzou nominated this one.
apu luggage

Jeanne Moreau in Diary Of A Chambermaid (Luis Bunuel, 1964).
And thanks to @ashesofthesoul for this one.
diary of a chambermaid luggage

Jean Gabin and Gabrielle Dorziat Un Singe En Hiver (Henri Verneuil, 1962)
Nominated by @mariae_gloria
gabin luggage

Buster Keaton and Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle in The Bell Boy (Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, 1918).
bell boy luggage gif

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