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Spellbound(1945)

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Trivia

  • Although the film is in black and white, two frames where the gun shot goes off while pointed at the camera are tinted red.
  • about 40 minutes in, coming out of the elevator at the Empire Hotel carrying a violin case and smoking a cigarette.
  • One of the first Hollywood films to deal with psychoanalysis.
  • The dream sequence was designed by Salvador Dali, and was originally supposed to run for 20 minutes. It included a scene with Dr. Peterson covered in ants. Only part of it was filmed, and even less of it ended up in the release version.
  • The shot where the audience sees the killer's view down a gun barrel pointing at Peterson was filmed using a giant hand holding a giant gun to get the perspective correct.

Contributions

  • Paul Hernandez (2006-03-14)

    Source: Verbal source

    In Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound, my mother (Rosie Reyes) was the nurse who placed the needles from the EEG machine on Ms. Bergman's head. They used a real EEG machine because the one that was made for the picture did not look like the original. She actually placed the needles in Ms. Bergman's head.

  • Holz (2008-02-22)

    Source: not available

    One of the first movies to make use of the "Theremin". It is an electronic instrument played by moving the hands near its two antennae, often used for high tremolo effects. It became a popular instrument in Science Fiction movies. It was named after Leo Theremin (1896–1993), Russian engineer and inventor.

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