Re: [Videolib] Perception

Matthew D. Zirkle (
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 18:08:51 -0400 (EDT)

FYI & interesting tidbit:

The scene from "Royal Wedding" was a mechanical, not an optical trick. The
camera stayed on the floor and shot into the stage on which Fred Astaire
danced. The stage was contained inside a drum which was slowly rotating.

Check out the book: "Dancing on the ceiling: Stanley Donen and his


Matthew D. Zirkle
Adult Services Librarian
Waterford Township Public Library

On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Cummings Cathleen wrote:

> A colleague has an Art teacher requesting a film that could
> be a Nova or PBS production on "Perception" with Fred Astaire dancing on
> the ceiling. She will be teaching concave and convex lessons.
> Does anyone have an idea what series this may be from?
> Thanks in advance for any clues.
> ~Cath
> Cathleen Cummings
> Media Resources Specialist
> Santa Rosa Junior College
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