The use of anamorphic (within the common sense of distorted form) images first appears in these years with Abel Gance directed la Folie du Docteur Tube (The Madness of Dr. Tube). In this movie the effect of a drug administered to a bunch of people was suggested by capturing the scenes mirrored in a distorting mirror of the honest-floor kind. At this time, studios have been blacked out to permit taking pictures to be unaffected by altering daylight.
These included Britain’s Gainsborough melodramas (including The Man in Grey and The Wicked Lady), and films like Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Heaven Can Wait, I Married a Witch and Blithe Spirit. Val Lewton also produced a series of atmospheric and influential small-price range horror movies, some of the more famous examples being Cat People, Isle of the Dead and The Body Snatcher.
He additionally experimented with the shut-up, and made perhaps the … Read More