Monday, December 20, 2004

Can You Tell Me What This Is?

Okay, so I tried to go to sleep at about 12:30am, but I couldn't. So I decided to at least TRY and get up and do something productive, like pack or study for my exam. Fat chance. I am too excited and nervous about going home tommorow to do much at all.

So anyway, I popped in "The Man Who Knew Too Little" starring Bill Murray, and in one scene I noticed this:

Look at the door! What is that white paper doing there? I thought about it for a while, as it was an obvious error, whatever it was, because it was not on the door in the previous shot, which was taken from the other side.

Now this is what going to a film school does to you!

I believe that the white paper is on the door for lighting purposes. Earlier in the scene, Bill Murray's character puts a croqet mallet through the door and sticks his face into the hole spoofing "The Shining" and says "Here's Johnny". The paper allows the lighting people to reflect light off of the white paper and up onto Bill's face so that he can be properly seen. Brilliant! However, whoever was in charge of that stuff should have been paying closer attention.

Well, that was my ASTONISHING revelation for you tonight. Have a wonderul evening, and hopefully I'll be able to sleep and do well on my History of Media Arts Final tommorow (correction, today) at noon. (TEN HOURS AND COUNTING!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant deduction my fine filmed friend!
You get a cookie, cause I probably would have never noticed that much less figured out why it would be there in the first place.