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.

James Kendrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Communication Studies
Film and Digital Media Division
Baylor University

From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Miriam Ross [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:45 AM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] Saving Private Ryan's blood on the camera technique

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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