Tuesday 19 January 2016

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

Won best visual effects at the 15th Academy awards in 1943.

Gordon Jennings and his team deliver some well staged rough weather miniature ship effects in technicolor. There is also a mechanical giant squid creature that although state of the art for 1942 seems a bit comical today.

Typical for the period, the miniatures would have been shot before the live action to provide the numerous rear process screen backgrounds for the shipboard scenes.

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