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! Scott 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 > > > > ---------------------- > Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN) > [log in to unmask] > > ---- > To sign off SCREEN-L, e-mail [log in to unmask] and put SIGNOFF SCREEN-L > in the message. Problems? Contact [log in to unmask] > ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.