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I just saw The Three Stooges in Pardon My Backfire (1953) at Film  
Forum in NYC, part of their classic 3D series; oil is sprayed  
directly onto the lens. And the technique is not uncommon in nature/ 
wildlife films set in oceans, lakes, rivers.

Cynthia Chris, Associate Professor
Department of Media Culture
College of Staten Island, CUNY

On Aug 12, 2010, at 9:48 AM, Kendrick, Jim wrote:

> I immediately thought of the sequence in Stanley Kubrick's "The  
> Shining" in which the torrent of blood comes pouring out of the  
> elevator. We see it several times, but it is only the last time  
> that the blood actually washes up over the camera and we see  
> everything for several seconds bathed in red.
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>
> James Kendrick, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Dept. of Communication Studies
> Film and Digital Media Division
> Baylor University
> http://homepages.baylor.edu/james_kendrick
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> Subject: [SCREEN-L] Saving Private Ryan's blood on the camera  
> technique
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> Does anyone know of instances prior to Saving Private Ryan where  
> blood or
> other liquids have splattered onto the camera lens and have been  
> left in the
> shot (thus suggesting the fourth wall).
> Following this enquiry, does anyone know of any 3D films that have  
> used the
> same effect. Step Up 3D allows water to remain on the lens but I  
> haven't
> seen this in any other previous stereoscopic films.
>
> many thanks
> Miriam Ross
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