Monday, July 8, 2019

Special effects, PEPLUM-style

Matte special effects from THE PRODIGAL (1955). An intricate effect shot which includes several elements. It starts with a wide exterior shot of a combo of actors, sets and matte painting and it pans to the left, into an interior shot with Lana Turner and others. The pan to the left is smooth if a bit too straight but it's excellent nonetheless.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Although "The Prodigal" seems like a desperate attempt at finding new material for the biblical epic genre, it's a movie that looks great and is technically superior to many of its ilk.