Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Cruel Sea 1953

A very good book by Nicholas Monserrat, adapted with care into a very fine British film about the Corvette service during World War two.

The Miniature effects are varied in quality, but for the most part depict the action well. The sinking of the Compass Rose, the main Corvette of the film is very effective though suffers from a shallow depth of field with the foreground water and miniature men bobbing about out of focus. Some of the background merchant ships are modeled with little detail which is becomes most apparent in the bright flashes of the explosions. The Compass Rose herself is extremely finely detailed.









Distant Ships are probably just plywood silhouette cutouts.




Painted Rock of Gibraltar

The Compass Rose going down fast.

Miniature sailors bobbing about out of focus in the foreground.











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