chapter  5
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Character

TheBuildingBlocks Smalldetailsaccumulate,andwhenthereareenoughofthem,

theycreateareality.InDirkBogarde'swonderfulbook,SnakesandLadders,he states:"Iamanactorwhoworksfromtheoutsidein,ratherthanthereverse. OnceIcanweartheclotheswhichmyalter-egohaschosentowear,Ithenbegin theprocessofhisdevelopmentfrominsidethelayers.[Concerningwardrobe onTheServant],eachitemwascarefullychosenbyLosey[thedirector,Joseph Losey]downtothetie-pin:atight,shiny,bluesergesuit,blackshoeswhich squeakedalittle,lendingadisturbingsenseofsecretarrival,pork-piehatwith ajay'sfeather,aFairIslesweater,shrunken,darnedattheelbows,anylonscarf withhorses'headsandstirrups.Ameanshabbyoutfitforameanandshabby man."