Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stock Footage : Dance Number

Dance number from ALI BABA & THE FORTY THIEVES(1944). This incredibly elaborate dance 
number was re-used in its entirety in the 1965 film THE SWORD OF ALI BABA starring Jocelyn Lane. When I saw SWORD OF ALI BABA I knew this sequence was lifted from another film as the look and aspect ratio wasn't from the 1960s but I didn't know which film. Then I saw the 1944 film and bingo. For the 1965 film, they basically wrote an entire film around the re-used footage. It's mind boggling. This also shows that not just Italian PEPLUMS were doing this money saving practice.


1 comment:

Orlando Alba said...

Stock footage is indeed very important for video productions and movies like these. It reduces costs but the quality is still very good.