Ode To The Backdrop

I laughed on numerous occasions. Out loud.  But not always.

Even  by the standards of the time many Hollywood painted backdrops were downright cheesy but some are absolute works of art.  Take for instance the Mt Rushmore scene in North by Northwest

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Thanks to digital technology this art form has pretty much gone the way of the dinosaur but if you’re a movie buff there’s a book that came out last year which pulls the curtain back to show you how the magic was created.

 

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