A Few Words About A few words about...™ Desk Set -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. bugsy-pal

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    Thanks for this, and Happy New Year to you all. This comparison is quite illuminating. I couldn't believe that there could be so much blue/green in the sets, but now I see it was entirely intentional. I must admit that I was swayed somewhat by comparing the bluray of Desk Set with the DVD, and couldn't see where the blue was coming from!
     
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    Yep, it's kind of eerie how many of Desk Set's key props and dressings were ported directly by Voyage's design team, including what would eventually become the latter's iconic blinky-blinking wall computer*.

    When viewing that DS main set, what you're basically looking at is Seaview 'Lite'.

    * which was also used in Kurt Neumann's The Fly. Between these 3 features, and the eventual 4 year run of the Voyage TV series, Fox got a lot of mileage out of those sets.
     
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    It was actually quite common for studios to reuse sets. Calamity Jane's Golden Garter Saloon was also the theater with the can-can dancers in House of Wax. The Von Trapp foyer from The Sound of Music became a hotel lobby and ballroom in Doris Day's Do Not Disturb. And Fanny and Nick's New York townhouse in Funny Girl became a clients house and a southern plantation in separate episodes of Bewitched. It's fun to spot these things.
     
    ROclockCK and widescreen like this.
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    The flowers change color?.
     
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    They always have. It's a well known blooper (or lighting trick) and those flowers have changed color on that elevator ride since (at least) the TV prints of the late 70's and in every incarnation all the way through till now
     
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    Looks like Spencer Tracy has blue paint on his hair, also here
     
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    Um, no. It's lighting and if there were a blue bias, Miss Hepburn would also have blue hair - and their faces would be blue. This really has to stop. Mr. Harris called this one correctly. The color is perfect.
     
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    We're supposed to think the DVD color in those comparisons is good?
     

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