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#1 Jim Feldspar

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:57 PM

I just caught the scene from "Matchstick Men" in which Nicolas Cage comes out of his "hospital
room" and as he looks around in confusion, the fluorescents overhead are flickering like
crazy! Crazy like the building is shaking. Do you think that this is a dramtic device or something
else?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:58 PM

I'm sure it's a dramatic device -- he's groggy and confused, it's all a scam, etc.
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:32 PM

I'm sure it's a dramatic device -- he's groggy and confused, it's all a scam, etc.


Yeah, that makes sense. What's going on here, something's not right!

It must have been fun to do that shot. I can hear the D.P. laughing and saying "Look at this
flicker! I need...more flicker!"
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