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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Sep 1998 12:59:06 -0500
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One might also think of _Wvil Dead II_.  The blood does not actually go on
the camera, but fills the screen from an apparently clear floor, and
surrounds Ash in a sort of mask editing technique.  Of course, the blood
is green!
On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Donald Larsson wrote:
> Scott Hutchins wonders:
> > Steven Spielberg and Mel Gibson have be given much praise for allowing
> > blood to splash on the camera during battle scenes in a fiction film.
> > Critics seem to suggest this is a new technique, but I know it goes at
> > least as far back as _Chikyu Kogeki Meirei:  Gojira tai Gaigan_ (Jun
> > Fukuda, 1972).
> <snip>
> > Does anyone know of other fiction films to do this?  The closest I can
> > think of is _Army of Darkness_ (Sam Raimi, 1993) in which blood rushes
> > away from the camera toward Ash (which replaces a cheesy shot of blood
> > splashing on the wall in the _Captain Supermarket_ "uncut" laserdisc
> > (which is actually more cut than the US tape in the windmill scene).
> I don't recall if it actually hits the camera, but an interesting entry
> in the therapeutic gore genre is Yukio Mishima's short film RITUAL OF
> LOVE AND DEATH, based on his own short story PATRIOTISM, which features
> graphic scenes of seppuku.  Of course, it is meant to be aesthetic,
> rather than revolting!
> Don Larsson
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