Monday, February 21, 2011
Editor's Note: You will find below the part three article on the great LIFE magazine photographic report on the filming of 20000 Leagues under the sea. This time, the underwater pictures are in color, and next time we'll be back to great articles about Tom with never-seen-before pictures!
Posted by Alain Littaye at 7:28 AM
Filming 20000 Leagues under the Sea - A 1954 LIFE Magazine Special Report - Part Three : the Color Shots
In this LIFE Magazine 20000 Leagues under the Sea special report article series i've kept the best for the end with these 1954 color pictures! Yes, 1954 underwater color pictures! Isn't it great? If you missed the two first parts, you will find the part one HERE and the part two HERE.
Just like with the black and white pictures, LIFE photographer shot Captain Nemo and the Nautilus crewmen during the filming at Bahamas islands. On the top and below, Captain Nemo.
A series of others pictures showing the Nautilus crewmen.
Some pictures showing the film propmen bringing fish for one of the movie's sequence.
A last underwater picture, showing one of the LIFE photographers?
Hope you enjoyed these rare pictures of the underwater filming of 20000 Leagues, soon we'll be back "over water" with others great pics of 20000 Leagues, but this time, not from LIFE magazine!
All pictures: copyright TIME-LIFE Magazine
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Here is the part two of this great 1954 LIFE magazine photographic report on Richard Fleisher's filming of 20000 Leagues under the sea with fantastic pictures mostly shot underwater at the Bahamas.
The two first pictures above and below shows one of the Nautilus crewmen in his diving suits.
Let's dive know, and the four first underwater pictures below show Captain Nemo (recognizable to his helmet with a lamp on the top, different than the one of Nautilus crewmen)
A great series of pictures, now, showing the filming of the famous underwater burial scene.
Some other pictures are showing the film propmen bringing fish for one of the movie's sequence.
An interesting picture showing the different signals for helmet divers during the underwater filming...
More pictures of Nautilus crewmen...
We will end this part two with these pictures of a handsome diver playing one of the Nautilus crewmen.
Hope you enjoyed these rare 20000 Leagues under the Sea filming pictures, and come back soon for the third part as the best is yet to come!
Pictures: copyright LIFE Magazine