Although I didn't take the original video footage, I was given permission
from Jill West and Blues Attack to utilize the video for educational
purposes, and in the creation of their upcoming web site. This video
was "captured" (transferred
from videotape to digital format) and edited using Adobe
file took about 2 minutes to download at my house with a cable modem.
This time will be dramatically increased with a dial-up modem...so
please be patient!
*Click button to play QuickTime movie.
Jill West and Blues Attack: 2.07
This project was created
for a class in Digital Video Editing. I "captured"
footage from the James Bond movie, GOLDFINGER, using the
Media 100 Lab at school. Then I edited the digital video clips in
Adobe AferEffects. The assignment was to create a "promotional"
video for a movie, and to include a control panel that would appear
in the DVD version.
Please be advised that video files
may take a while to download, depending on the speed of your Internet
connection! But it's a very fun video to watch, in my not so
humble opinion! :-)
button to play QuickTime movie.
GOLDFINGER Promotional Video: 3.17 MB
Ebert Reviews GOLDFINGER:
the Urban Legend
surrounding the WOMAN IN GOLD
following is an EXCERPT from the Urban Legend article:
The actress who portrayed
Jill Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger died from asphyxiation
after being covered with gold paint.
In Goldfinger, after secretary Jill Masterson betrays her
boss, the evil Auric Goldfinger, he kills her in style by painting
her entire body gold. As James Bond explains when Masterson's body
is discovered, covering a person with paint will cause death because
the body "breathes" through the skin. He then goes on
to state that professional dancers know to leave a small patch of
unpainted skin at the base of the spine to prevent their falling
victim to asphyxiation.
Although it was still widely believed
at the time Goldfinger was made (1964) that we "breathe"
through our skin and that closing off all the pores in one's body
would result in a quick death, we now know this to be false. (Another
commonly accepted part of this concept was the notion that leaving
a small portion of the body unpainted was sufficient to ward off
disaster.) As long as a person can breathe through his mouth and/or
nose, he will not die of asphyxiation, no matter how much of his
body is covered with paint (or any other substance). This isn't
to say that painting yourself isn't unsafe, however -- clogging
all your pores prevents you from perspiring and could eventually
cause you to die from overheating, and toxic substances found in
paint could contribute to your demise if you stay in a painted state
*Click on link for full story.
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