R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
When asked what his reactions were to being cast as Ambrose Hilliard, Bill Nighy said: "They were looking for someone to play a chronically self-absorbed actor in his declining years, and they thought of me, which is something that's easier to process on some... ...
They're afraid they won't be able to put us back in the box when this is over, and it makes them belligerent.
Set in the year 1940, and when filming on location correctly shows what Technicolor's three-color camera looked like, but incorrectly failed to show what the Technicolor camera looked like when used on the sound stage. The early days of the Technicolor three-color camera invented in 1932, the three-strip 35mm Technicolor camera was barely a manageable size for a camera on location, and is very easily recognized with its extra wide film magazine (painted pale blue), because the camera has three 35mm black and white film reels shooting the same image in parallel. However to use the Technicolor camera on a sound stage, immediately required the camera to be fully encased in huge sound-damping equipment to muffle the very loud operational noise that the camera made, increasing the weight of the camera and increasing the size by more than 300 percent.
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