Behind-the-Scenes


Above: a behind-the-scenes photo during the filming of HERCULES (1958). I really like this photo. This scene is when Hercules and Jason are crossing the river and are helping a mother and her kids cross it by letting them ride on their horses. The set-up is incredibly intricate for a brief scene. There's a forward tracking shot and Steve Reeves is shot from the back. In the photo above, the mother is looking behind her and I took a screenshot of that very moment. What's also interesting is: they shot it on solid ground, not on a river and that there's a microphone, which means they were recording the sound but like most Italian production the sound was probably completed in post-production.


2 comments:

Steve R. Orsulak said...

Isn't that the scene when the lady notices that Jason lost his sandal?

PEPLUM cinema said...

Yes