Sunday, 31 July 2011

Fortunes of Captain Blood 1950

A B-movie with some of the best model ship effects of the period. Based on the book Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and a remake of sorts of Captain Blood filmed in 1935 with Errol Flynn. Many of the miniature shots were re-used and appear in subsequent films as stock shots. The  ship models are very finely crafted and can be seen very close up sporting lavish detailing. The photography of the models is really well done the sail and water action is finely handled not to mention the scenes of destruction.














Matte painted huts and palm trees, miniature ship in tank, painted backdrop.


Miniature as rear projection plate for Live action shoot.
















It looks like this is a Matte painted foreground ship.
















4 comments:

  1. :) HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! :) Im highly delighted!

    That's what I like in early Hollywood swashbucklers...handsome looking miniature Galeons under white sails and professional arranged special effects. More of those pics please!!! :)

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  2. :) HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! :) Im highly delighted!

    That's what I like in early Hollywood swashbucklers...handsome looking miniature Galeons under white sails and professional arranged special effects. More of those pics please!!! :)

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  3. Georgina Shockley6 March 2017 at 21:43

    my mother told me her grandfather named owen young painted some of the sets on the warner bros studios for the movie Captain Blood that is so interesting! from georgina shockley

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  4. Georgina Shockley6 March 2017 at 21:43

    my mother told me her grandfather named owen young painted some of the sets on the warner bros studios for the movie Captain Blood that is so interesting! from georgina shockley

    ReplyDelete

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