Posted by Carolyn B on July 05, 1998 at 12:14:30:
In response to Doomed to notice ..., written by Ian on July 05, 1998 at 09:48:49
] Another thing I have noticed in the various BBC productions of late are the snow scenes. I don't mean to quibble but I thought northern hemisphere plants lost their leaves in Winter?
I think part of the problem comes when they have to film a winter scene but can't wait until winter so they just spray fake snow over everything. (I vaguely remember that for the execution scene at the end of Reilly: Ace of Spies they brought in fire trucks and sprayed fire-extinguishing foam over the landscape to look like snow.
That's one explanation anyway.
When I was in college a Hollywood movie was filmed on campus and my friend and I went to try out for extras and heard this long impassioned speech from the casting person about how movies make reality more real. He explained that sometimes grass on location isn't green enough so they have to spray it the right shade green so it will look better on film.
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