On this track we cover:
- 80's movies
- Makeup and visual effects
- Controversy surrounding the director
- Controversy surrounding the script
- The Poltergeist curse
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Participants: David Bjerre and Dennis Rosenfeld
Day of recording: August 18th, 2011.
Version: Poltergeist Bluray (also works with 25th Anniversary US DVD)
Movie runtime: 1:54:28
|Gorgeous cloud tank shot.|
|A combonation of cloud tank elements and matte painting.|
|The most difficult bluescreen sequence ever.|
|Sometimes you just don't like what you see in the mirror.|
|The spirit on the stairs|
|Another epic matte painting.|
|The beast in a beautiful forced perspective shot.|
|The beast, shot as a water tank element.|
|The $250.000 sentence.|
Cinefex No. 10 (October 1982), article by Paul Mandell.
Cinefantastique, Vol. 13 No 2 & 3, article by James Van Hise.
Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects, by Thomas G. Smith.
Poltergeist (The Novelization), by James Kahn.
Poltergeist fan site. Link.
American Cinematographer Podcast - Episode 03. Link.
The Making of Poltergeist - Original 1982 Featurette. Link.
The Poltergeist location. Link.
Single-Minded Movie Blog, Cloud tank effect. Link.