I once saw this documentary about M. Bava (I think QT was also in it) and among other things they discussed Bava’s special effects artistry. There were two specific examples: one was about aging a young woman in a few seconds with the help of makeup and lighting, and the other was a slow motion shot of a young woman with hair flying about her, which they achieved with her strapped onto a table or something like that.
Does anyone know which Bava’s movies these scenes are from and, also, is there a website or a film or anything like that, discussing how Bava did his special effects?
Thanks in advance.
Bob, I found it!
There’s actually a copy of Bava’s notes on how to achieve the effect in this book! It’s from the movie Schock. Daria Nicolodi was secured horizontally to a mattress affixed to a revolving platform with a 35mm camera mounted directly above her face. As the camera rolled, the platform was turned like a rotisserie.