Filming IT !!

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AN

Filming IT !!

Post by AN » Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:19 pm

Recent discuission on depicting taste/scent.....
How does one show the sexual act by suggestion rather
than just filming the real thing as most film makers now do?
The real thing has no poetry to it when filmed, so how to represent it?

In olden days the camera panned away to the sound of the sea
or waves crashing on the shore line! The thunderstorm technique was another
way passed the censor. Other ways was to suggest
the act by showing something else moving.....train wheels etc.
(bit difficult in the sea or under a train!)

So how to poetically show this subject?.........
......remember guys, there may be children reading this!

Albert..a child at heart.

Ned Cordery

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by Ned Cordery » Thu Aug 22, 2002 2:43 pm

"AN" <AnimatioN@btopenworld.com> wrote:

Recent discuission on depicting taste/scent.....
How does one show the sexual act by suggestion rather
than just filming the real thing as most film makers now do?
The real thing has no poetry to it when filmed, so how to represent it?

In olden days the camera panned away to the sound of the sea
or waves crashing on the shore line! The thunderstorm technique was another
way passed the censor. Other ways was to suggest
the act by showing something else moving.....train wheels etc.
(bit difficult in the sea or under a train!)

So how to poetically show this subject?.........
......remember guys, there may be children reading this!

Albert..a child at heart.
The mind of Albert must be an interesting place, having said which the ultimate
was in North by North West where the train races into a tunnel. It doesn't
come much more explicit than that. Tilt up to blowing curtains was another
favourite, tilt down to abandoned clothing, any of which are much more effective
than the heaving bodies.

Ned Cordery

Brian Hazelden

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by Brian Hazelden » Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:15 pm

My favourite is the heavy drops of rain parting the dusty earth. What do you
mean, that must have been a gardening programme?

Brian

AN

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by AN » Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:08 am

"Brian Hazelden" <brian_hazelden@lineone.net> wrote:
My favourite is the heavy drops of rain parting the dusty >earth. What do
you
mean, that must have been a gardening programme?
I've not seen that one with raindrops. I guess it caused huge carrots to
thrust up out of the earth.
My favourite though is still the huge thunderstorm and lighting; rising music,
bringing everything to a big climax(!)

All these are pretty obvious and somewhat corny....I have never seen a delicate/sensitive
portrayal of this act. A portrayal
of great love rather than just sex for box office appeal.

Albert....being delicate.

Brian Hazelden

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by Brian Hazelden » Fri Aug 23, 2002 7:32 pm

All these are pretty obvious and somewhat corny....I have never seen a delicate/sensitive
portrayal of this act. A portrayal
of great love rather than just sex for box office appeal.

Albert....being delicate.
Then you've never seen Nicholas Roeg's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's
"Don't Look Now". The love scene with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland
is so delicate/sensitive it's positively CORRRR! As well as sureal! Sorry
if the spelling's a bit wobbly, the imagination is steaming up along with
the glasses.

Brian

malcolm whiteley

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by malcolm whiteley » Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:09 pm

In olden days the camera panned away to the sound of the sea
or waves crashing on the shore line! The thunderstorm technique was another
way passed the censor. Other ways was to suggest
the act by showing something else moving.....train wheels etc.

Tilt up to blowing curtains was another
favourite, tilt down to abandoned clothing, any of which are much more effective
than the heaving bodies.

whewwwww! Sure puts a different slant on 2 pints of lager, and a packet of
crisps. Showed the wife this thread and she sent me to bed with a BBC Sound
effects 78s gramophone record. A fan to blow the curtains and threw my underwear
all over the bedroom floor. Didn't do a thing for me.
Mal. (Allways trying other ways)

AN

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by AN » Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:15 am

"malcolm whiteley" <malcolmwhiteley@hotmail.com> wrote:
Tilt up to blowing curtains was another
favourite, tilt down to abandoned clothing,
Sound alone can be used....the thwarted wifey coming back home early and
hearing certain sounds coming from upstairs. Again
a bit obvious and not very imaginative.

Although shadows are used aplenty to portray menace, I do not recall shadows
used to portray this act.
In fact, I cannot recall any amateur film where shadows have been used to
portray *anything*, can you?

Showed the wife this thread and she sent me to bed with a BBC >Sound effects
78s gramophone record. A fan to blow the curtains >and threw my underwear
all over the bedroom floor. Didn't do a thing for me.
So the 78 gramophone didn't 'wind you up' Mal.
Mal. (Allways trying other ways)
Albert....tried em all.

Ken Wilson

Re: Filming IT !!

Post by Ken Wilson » Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:14 pm

"AN" <AnimatioN@btopenworld.com> wrote:
:
Although shadows are used aplenty to portray menace, I do not recall shadows
used to portray this act.
In fact, I cannot recall any amateur film where shadows have been used to
portray *anything*, can you?
YES actually! Obviously you haven`t seen any of the PHASE 4
thrillers. "Deadly Obsession" 1986
"Twilight" 1997
"Spiders` Web" 1999 to name but three.
Ken Wilson.

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