With The Master and The Dark Knight Rises coming out later this summer/year, it’s shaping up to be a pretty good year for 70mm film.
Buster gives instructions to a stand-in (which he used in order to conceal his half-missing digit) on how to correctly pull Margaret Leahy by her hair on the set of The Three Ages. Leahy lays on a rolling board, while her hair hides the rope (which can be seen from the side) used to pull her.
See the finished effect HERE.
One more from the set of Offret: preparing to shoot the opening scene of the film. At nine minutes and twenty six seconds, it is the longest single shot in Tarkovsky’s career (often mistakenly thought to be an equally impressive long-take at the end of the film involving a burning house). At the camera is Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist, who is well remembered as frequent cinematographer of many of Ingmar Bergman’s best films of the 60s and 70s.