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    Revolutionary Film Styles: Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow


    by askmen

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was not a huge hit by any stretch of the imagination, but it was the first movie to be shot entirely with a blue screen. In fact, had it not been, the film probably wouldn't have been made -- as the plot focused on giant robots roaming the Earth. Not the easiest thing to shoot...

    Director Kerry Conran and team of over 100 filmmakers created a multi-layer background that would allow his actors (including Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie) to be added in post-production. Now, it wasn't that layered filmmaking was anything new, but nobody had used it to make an entire movie before. There was literally no set; it was all added in after the fact. Conran was even able to shoot a mock-up version of the movie ahead of time, to give the actors a better sense of how the finished product would look.

    The movie was supposed to be a throwback to the olden days of black-and-white filmmaking, but instead, it became a preview of how later films would be shot -- including Sin City, which came out not long after.