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FILM: Bringing Up Baby - Rear Projection 2
by Clifford Galiher `

A clip from Dunn's RKO Effects Reel briefly shows the live set for this rear projection shot (found at 1:12:00)--only the cage door on black velvet; not only the leopard but, the entire surrounding truck, are projected at an angle. Often derided for an inconsistent image quality, rear projection is here used quite convincingly, largely thanks to Hepburn's expert timing and the tantalizing illusion of interaction between the two separate planes of the image (the suggestion that the rope is about to swing around Baby's neck).

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