- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
From the camera reports for January 30, 1959. Looks like they only whacked Spartacus twice that day, maybe a couple more times in the long shot.That’s the way the film was released in 1960. I asked Bob Lawrence about it, and apparently there was negative damage/ processing problem on day one. This was the best take, and the easiest fix at the time.
Speaking of Mr. Lawrence, a superb editor, and a dear man, don’t miss his “double slap.” It’s worth viewing frame by frame. And something that most people never see. They feel the impact.
|TIME||SCENES AND SLATES||DESCRIPTION|
|2:00-2:25||Discuss action - Dialogue, etc.|
|2:25-2:30||Shooting Sc. 15C|
62 - inc. PRINT 15"
63 - PRINT 15"
|(50m) med. shot - Spartacus & 2nd Guard roll to F.g. Another Guard hits Spartacus on head - 2 Guards drag him out L.|
Dia: 2nd Guard - J. Day)
|2:30-2:55||Lay dolly track - line up|
|2:55-3:13||Rig pad to drag double on|
|3:20-3:30||Shooting Sc. 16B|
64 - inc. cam. shadow 15"
65 - PRINT 20"
66 - PRINT 22"
|(50m) long shot - Captain runs in from R.b.g. to stop y hamstrung guard - Yells as 2 other Guards drag Spartacus R-L across slope - Camera dollies back with them - They lift Spartacus - Exit L|
Dia: Captain - 2nd Guard o.s.
Mr. Schade, and his gladiatorial team at Universal, have done a magnificent job of preserving grain, and resolution.caps-a-holic has a comparison of the 4K to the 2K Blu-ray. Looks like we are seeing more picture info on all four sides on the 4K in some scenes.
I had no issues with playback on my Panasonic UB820.Did anyone else have their disc freeze up during the major battle?
He had an active role in the reconstruction / restoration.Had a chance to peek at a few minutes of the UHD. The remastered Blu-ray looks and sounds incredible as it is, but as with so many other UHD upgrades of already great releases, it's all in the details. I get the sense that Kubrick wasn't as warm on this as his other films, but I've felt that even if Spartacus is somewhat of an outlier in his filmography - visually, it's plain as day his fingerprints are on the film.
sometimes these tricks may help video stutteringDid anyone else have their disc freeze up during the major battle?