“Hollywood is just too marvelous. One feels the footprints of all the immortals are here, but has a terrible feeling that they are in sand and won’t last when civilization comes this way.” James Whale

Production Design: Charles D. Hall, Direction: James Whale



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  1. April 19, 2013

    What a fantastically atmospheric shot the last image is.Wonderful things can now be done with CGI,but I still love this sort of thing.Its not hard to see that this sort of film will never really die in the sense that this is a classic for all time.

    • April 19, 2013

      I think it’s because the CGI is so crisp and digital looking it doesn’t have the layers and burnished mystery of these sort of images…

  2. October 13, 2013

    Vickie,I really like that-burnished mystery-a lovely phraese.I think you are quite correct there by the way.

    • October 14, 2013

      Everything is shot digital these days, it’s crisp – but it doesn’t have the depth of film stock in a master cinematographer’s hands…

  3. October 13, 2013

    A film whose sets had that same burnished mystery for me was the 1939 version of Hound of The Baskervilles where the oudoor scenes depicting the dark and threatening moor achieve a dreamlike intensity that still sends a shudder down my spine.I do not think CGI would have the same effect.

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