Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Same scene, different films

Two different films with almost the same identical scene: same confrontation between Arab and a Crusader, same desert location (it looks like the same spot), same camera angle. Two screenshots are from KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS and the two other are from KINGDOM OF HEAVEN directed by Ridley Scott. Guess which is which? The scenes are identical except in KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Orlando Bloom is duelling on the ground, not on horseback as in KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS and I didn't include any screenshot from that moment as it would have given it away. It's quite mind-boggling. Scott copied the scene almost shot per shot.





4 comments:

orsh549 said...

The 2nd and 4th shots are from Scot's movie. Right or Wrong?

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Correct.

Michael O'Sullivan said...

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN like TROY could have been marvellous, but all that CGI ruined them for me and put me right off. They are so shallow with no depth at all.

The critics may have sneered at KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS and the other silly ones like THE PRODIGAL or the terrific THE EGYPTIAN, but at least they look more 'real'. At their best the real epics like EL CID or BEN HUR or CLEOPATRA or FALL OF THE ROMAH EMPIRE have a depth that still resounds today. There may be some special effects and mattes, but most of those sets and people were really there.

PEPLUM Cinema said...

Michael, I agree that KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is so shallow with no depth to it. I was taken aback by how murky and pointless the whole thing was.