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FILM: The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Closing Optical Zoom

This epic closing optical zoom surpasses even those in Johnny Angel and They Met in Argentina in scale. Dieterle's adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel relied extensively on matte paintings to realize a full-scale cathedral on the screen.

from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Creator: William Dieterle
Posted by Clifford Galiher
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