Tuesday, January 5, 2021

By the Gods!

A harrowing scene from THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO (1938)

One of my favourite matte paintings is from this movie. The shot above. It's quite effective. The movie has a plethora of stunning matte paintings throughout. The identity of the artist, or artists, is not known.

Marco Polo (Gary Cooper) and Ahmed (Basil Rathbone) save the annoying sidekick Binguccio (Ernest Truex) from a deadly fall. Simple but memorable scene.

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