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I remember talking at some stage to a makeup artist from a film set - they had spring-loaded syringes where the actual needle would retract into the body of the syringe - this way they get a realistic pucker effect where the needle presses against the skin


While I do not have any official sources, I do not see them getting any actual syringes for a movie. It is fake as with most whether they do it with CGI (which seems a bit over the top when you have) trick syringes, or I've seen before where they just imply the shot with a cut-away.


Such a "contraption" was indeed used for Skyfall: Tight streets and alleyways meant the film crew couldn't tow a trailer carrying a vehicle while the actors were filmed inside. Thus, the team used what is called a pod system. Picture a stunt vehicle, in this case a Land Rover Defender, with a one-man roll cage welded to the roof. Inside ...


It's probably made from sugar glass, which is a very brittle glass like material made from sugar. It's easier to break safely than real glass. It is also commonly used to make windows that people crash through during movie fights and the like.


I am late to this discussion, but the Weapons Specialist Ltd company makes retractable syringes and all sorts of other cool props. The website include a video of the syringe in action.


I believe you are talking about stuntman/actor decision since every dangerous scene is mostly a stunt. For minor stunts(backflips,jumps...) it is determined by director if he wants it to be real or shoot with ropes,secondarily it is up to actor if he can do the desired trick,sometimes actors even go through training courses just to do a good scene of a ...


The description of sample stunt performer contracts on this web page describes two versions: one in which the performer is required to purchase all necessary insurance, and one in which the producer pays for the insurance. So the answer seems to be that there is no fixed way of handling this; it may go one way or the other. Another web page mentions the ...


According to this excerpt a gymnast by the name of Lindell Blake was the stunt double for Eddie Murphy in that movie. He is also listed in imdb's list of stunt persons. (heh, tadaaa! Man that search took a bit.)


I've been looking for a reference to this particular film but have been unable to find one. However after watching the scene it looks plausible that a trip wire was used to bring down the horse. Trip wires were used quite a bit back in the 1940s and before. As this film was released in 1967 I was unsure if this technique was still used but after a little ...

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