Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dark Passage #5

Victor struggles with the blackmailer Baker. The original fight scene was shot under the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point, the same location as was used in Vertigo. In Vertigo, Kim Novak ends up in the water (not really there). Here, Baker ends up on the rocks below (which are there). Another interesting scene, in that Victor apparently flings Baker up into the air and over the cliff by sort of grunting or something...I couldn't figure out the technique. I have one more scene from this film which I have yet to shoot, so it may air next week.

Edit: Oh, forgot to say about the finale - the murderer revealed!

14 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

iliked they you did the 2 charaters . even their faces are great !

mum said...

There's a Story of Dark Passage on youtube - maybe you'll find information on the grunt-and-lift technique there?

Yours is an effective version - I can almost hear the music, thanks both the lighting and to the swing in Bogart's jacket.

Looking forward to the finale.

Best from Graulhet.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

You inspired me to watch this again last night. I think your version is better. Can't wait for the finale!

Sara Lechner said...

I immediately recognized Bogart. I'm waiting for the end scene!

Titus said...

For me, again, it is the suit and the movement in it. Bravo!

notmassproduced said...

i have a feeling that when one is toppled over the edge the other one will follow!

ArtSparker said...

Kate - this is before the penultimate moment, kist before Baker goes over he has Bogart pinned on the ground.

justdoodleit said...

Really amused by the locations and settings you manage to put your characters in - They fit so well. Love the subtle detail of coats fluttering in this struggle. Boy, it surely is windy atop that cliff :)

steve said...

These are always so great! I wonder do you ever get kind of self-conscience when you set up and take these photos? Do people ever give you funny looks or ask questions with regards to these? Just wondering.

ArtSparker said...

Steve - It's very rare that people show interest - life in the big city, and since I am shooting them from a low angle, avoidance of conversation with adults who are sitting on the pavement.

Don said...

So dynamic! There is so much movement and energy!Love it.

Adam said...

I think we need a 'behind the scenes making of' post to see just how you go about doing these!

I'm looking forward to seeing characters from The Third Man - my favourite film!

Tom said...

Funny how people can just ignore everything that goes on around them? And rocks are awesome...love the figures love the setting.

Celeste Maia said...

They are struggling,one dark the other light, we see it in the hair, and the movement of the suits, legs and arms.
"The bad man is bad only through error; if we deprive him of his error, we necessarily makin him good..." Nietzsche , Beyond Good and Evil.