Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IT'S CRUMMY TRIVIA TIME...with ALFRED HITCHCOCK!

SPELLBOUND [1945], the terrific Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman, has a unique sequence that is jolting and memorable. But you have to look fast. Toward the movie’s end, Leo. G. Carroll’s Dr. Murchison character commits suicide via pistol. In close-up, his gun turns directly to the camera and fires. The flash appears in vivid, Technicolor red in a mere two frames, about a second long.

The kicker is the rest of the movie was filmed in black and white.

Spellbound holds the Guiness book record as having the shortest color sequence of any commercial feature in film history. Bloody good.
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