Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Scenes from ALEXANDER THE GREAT (1956)

This movie has several matte painting scenes so this post is part 1. Today, I cover the matte paintings during a 'travelogue' scene in which the narrator describes Alexander's conquests with maps superimposed over the matte work of different locations. These scenes are frustrating mainly due to the fact that we don't have a clear view off the beautiful matte paintings. Bob Cuff is credited as the matte artist for this movie (according to IMDb). Again, these matte paintings had to be done with CinemaScope format in mind.

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