Angelina Borrows From Hitchcock

Jeffrey Wells points out: ‘The second I saw the pilot-windshield POV in a plane crash sequence from the trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken” (Universal, 12.25), I knew it had been respectfully stolen from a very similar shot in Alfred Hitchcock‘s “Foreign Correspondent” (’40). Obviously. Hitchcock achieved the effect of water smashing through the cockpit windshield by sending a couple of hundred gallons through a rice-paper projection screen. Jolie reportedly achieved the same effect in a similar physical manner.’ In other words, not just digital tricks.

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