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(Not saying this is how it was really done - my background is in stage, not screen). There are three effects going on there - the spray of blood from the whip, the (very brief) scene where you see the whip striking the actresses back, and the closeup of the wounds afterward. In reverse order: the closeup is basic prosthetics well within the abilities of ...


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None of those effects were beyond the abilities of 1945 movie making. Today we call it photoshop or CGI, back then it was called airbrushing or retouching. Changing the set would have been too obvious, but they could have printed the relevant frame, removed Adolf, photographed it and done a standard fade from one to the other. The concentration camp a ...


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Faking a finger being cut off is pretty easy. First, they can just use a rubber hand for the closeup with the actual cutting. If the actor is wearing something with sleeves, their real hand is up the sleeve holding the rubber hand. If the script needs the rest of the fingers to be moving around, you can make a glove with something fingerlike and some fake ...



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