Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m a big, big fan of The Hudsucker Proxy. These early Coen efforts are like crack to me. This is the era of Barton Fink and Miller’s Crossing. I don’t think they’ve lost their way these days (at all), but there is something special about the feel of their first decade of film. They’ve evolved, honed their craft to an amazing degree, but part of the reason I love their early work is that rough-around-the-edges feel to them. I’d say Miller’s Crossing marked an important turning point for the pair and their evolution has been grand, so I don’t look back on the early days as “remember when they used to be good” like so many other great filmmakers.
Today we’ve got some great pics of the model work used in The Hudsucker Proxy, real magic-of-the-movies stuff here. In one you’ll see how they used perspective to achieve the falling-to-the-street suicide jump and the other you’ll get a feeling of how massive these builds were.
Thanks once again to the good folks at the Practical Effects Group. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic will turn you to stone, Hammer style!