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Sinbad Comic: Episode 64: Legs
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, at 10:16:13

Some comics come about because I had an idea for them and found the pictures. Here, I found the pictures and had to come up with the idea. The only reason this comic exists is because I had some frames of Alina's legs. I thought, "Hey, Alina's legs," and wondered what to do with them. (Some of the lines would have found homes in different comics, though, if not here.)

Scots: Thanks. Actually, this wasn't a scene at all, but a collection of frames from different parts of the movie. I discovered that individual Jaffar/Alina scenes were too static -- not enough camera angles or kinds of facial expressions -- to reconstruct a dynamic scene.

In this case, the very first frame of Jaffar is from the very first shot we ever see of him, when the mother is introducing all the characters. I suspect that one shot was actually lifted from footage shot for the final confrontation, though, when Sinbad breaks into his lair and starts issuing threats.

The second close-up of Jaffar comes after Soukra has arrived, and they're standing side-by-side as they look at Alina. Jaffar starts incanting stuff and making some good expressions in the process. Great though that final shot of Jaffar is, I can't remember where it came from. Probably the end again.

The gleeful shots of Alina actually also come from the end, when she's watching Sinbad break out of Jaffar's light-beam cage. The leg shots come from the very first time we see her tied up in that thing: the camera starts at her feet and pans up her body. I already used snippets of this pan and pieced them together in Episode #51.

It's dangerous to borrow shots from later in the movie, because that means I have less to work with once I catch up to those points. But I have a general idea of where I'm going, so hopefully it'll work out.

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