Jump to content


Photo

Legend (1985) - Dress Waltz scene


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Sandra Merkatz

Sandra Merkatz
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 90 posts
  • Other
  • Austria

Posted 18 June 2018 - 04:02 PM

Hello! :)

 

I'm not a huge fan of Ridley Scott's 1985 movie “Legend”, but I've always liked the Dress Waltz scene (as well as Tim Curry´s performance as “Darkness”). In this scene, Darkness tries to seduce Princess Lily to get her onto the dark side by sending her a black, beautiful but somehow creepy dress, and making her dance with the dress. At first Lily is afraid, but the dress seduces her and makes her dance with it.

I like this scene very much, the atmosphere, the mood, the acting, the music, the colors...

(By the way, I prefer the European Cut to the American Cut because it lasts longer and I like the music of Jerry Goldsmith a bit better than that of the German band Tangerine Dream. But both versions have their advantages and disadvantages.)

 

Now I have seen some videos on YouTube on the topic "How to block a scene", and also other videos about picture composition, camera movement etc. And now I don't enjoy the scene from "Legend" anymore, because I always feel like I'm missing interesting details!

That's why I wanted to ask you if you could say a few words about it? Please don't get me wrong, I don't expect a detailed analysis of this scene, just a few thoughts, a few hints on how the camera is moved, how the scene or some shots are blocked. Maybe you can tell me which shots are well done, and why. And which shots are not that good, and why.
 

I am happy about every answer I get :-)

Here is the video (the dance sequence starts at 1:45):

 

 

 

Greetings,

Sandra

 


  • 0


CineLab

Glidecam

Abel Cine

Serious Gear

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Wooden Camera

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Ritter Battery

Metropolis Post

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Metropolis Post

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

Wooden Camera

Visual Products

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Serious Gear

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc