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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Phantom Paintbrush in "KING KONG" (1933) (video)

We've seen the "surface gauge" devices left by the animators in various frames of KING KONG.

Here's something not quite as noticeable--

--a paintbrush used to dab blood on the bullet-riddled Kong during his last stand against the biplanes.

An animator (Willis O'Brien, perhaps?) left it in the frame...
...but it disappears a split-second later.

Just one of those little details that make KING KONG such a fascinating movie.

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1 comment:

Brad said...

I understand that there's also a pair of pliers in one of the jungle scenes. After noticing it, the animator supposedly had it "slither" out of the scene, as if it were another critter. On a related note, there's a still of the beautiful city miniature from the movie, 'Just Imagine,' that has a couple of one gallon paint cans visible in the lower right foreground. In retrospect, this is a nice indicator of the scale of the set.