#TOOCOOLTUESDAY: Here's the first of TWO #cool 'things you may have missed' about Hammer films 'DRACULA ' HORROR OF DRACULA' starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.... If you listen carefully, you hear Cushing's Van Helsing FOOTSTEPS while running up the stairs, but you have also just watched Christopher Lee's Dracula, streak up the same stone stairs... and not noticed, he DID NOT HAVE ANY FOOT STEPS SOUND! Being the Prince of the Undead, he has no reflection in a mirror...and now footsteps! Director Terence Fisher and sound editor Jock May and film editor, Bill Lenny painstakingly TOOK OUT all of Lee's foot steps, though-out the ENTIRE film!
#TOOCOOLTUESDAY A great GIF from a scene in Amicus films, 'THE SKULL' (1965) . Those of you with a sharp eye, will recognise this technique of . . . 'filming a point of view shot from the 'Skulls' eyesockets' was employed in Tigon productions, 'THE CREEPING FLESH' in 1972. Both films were directed by Freddie Francis, who I guess likes the 'pov shots' he used this in Tyburn film' THE LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF' (1975)
THE SUNLIGHT ray that helped to slay Count Dracula in the 1958 Hammer film 'Dracula' / 'Horror of Dracula' is actually painted on GLASS! It's called a Glass Matte Shot. The glass pane is placed IN FRONT of the camera lens, and films THROUGH the glass. That is why, for a spilt second, Peter Cushing's arm disappears BEHIND the light shaft!
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