27th Jul 2008, 09:30
Now here's a nice easy one for someone this Sunday lunchtime - tried Google but nothing obvious.. 633 Squadron - back on telly yesterday - where in Scotland did they film the training sequences (roughly, but more accurate than 'the west coast'..:})?
Have a look at:
633 Squadron (1964) - Filming locations (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057811/locations)
27th Jul 2008, 10:06
Thank you, that's what I was looking for but couldn't find - thread closed unless there are any memories of the filming.
27th Jul 2008, 10:45
I was at Bovingdon for a few days during filming. The Mossy they used for the 'crash' sequence was being prepared; those bullet 'holes' were actually pieces of painted plywood; you couldn't tell the difference from more than about 6 feet away though.
I watched two scens of dialogue being filmed on a hot sunny summer day with powerful arclights; much to my amazement in the film they were depicted as night time!!
27th Jul 2008, 14:37
The scenes are shot at daytime, and the night look is achieved by using a blue filter and under-exposure. This technique is called "Day for Night" (or "American Night".) The results don't usually look realistic as they are too bluish, and the objects' brightness seems unnatural for night-light. The shoot must be done in high-contrast light (sun or artificial) so the "night" scene ends up having very pronounced and improbable shadows.
Watch closely next time and you'll see.
End of diversion !
27th Jul 2008, 15:08
One of the scenes involved a conversation between Donald Houston and Cliff Robertson; in between takes their place under the arclights was taken by a stand-in (presumably for checking lighting levels) who looked very much like Charles Bronson; could it have been him I wonder; this was 1963.