Question re: "From Hell" (Spoilers).....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by todd s, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I was watching "From Hell" last night and noticed something peculiar. I am wondering if anyone else noticed it. I listened to the commentary for the scene and it was not mentioned.
    When Depp's character confronts the doctor(Ian Holm) about being the Ripper. Do they change the color of his eyes? The whole movie his eyes are green. But, when he admits to being the ripper and when they show flashbacks of him doing the killings his eyes are a dark black. Did anyone else notice this??
     
  2. Al B. C

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    Yep. I think it's kind of hard not to notice.
     
  3. Shane_M

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    It's hard to notice on DVD or VHS but at theatre it was quite evident. Of course his eyes were about 27" big on the big screen.
     
  4. Guy Martin

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    It's a contact lense effect. If you watch the closing credits there's a credit for "Contact Lense Technician - Ian Holm" or something to that effect. I thought it was a very effective way of distinguishing the sane Dr. Gull from the insane Jack within.
    - guy
     
  5. MichaelAW

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    Guy: Weren't they really the same, uhh, guy? I saw no indications that he was insane, just madly betrothed to the Masons and willing to do their dirty work.
     
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    It was done to this effect to show that he becomes "evil" and consumed by the "devil" and kills. I believe its a dramatic effect and also as was stated before to seperate the same doctor from the insane as to be evident to the average viewing audeince.

    This method was used in a great way in the series Babylon 5.
     

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