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    Heavy Metal "Soft Landing" Sequence, Corvette Production Rotoscope (Columbia, 1981). This groundbreaking film really pushed limits in terms of adult subject material as well as in its use of effects animation - including the integration of rotoscoped footage into the final product. (Rotoscoping involves the direct use of images captured in live action; a sophisticated form of tracing, essentially.) Here, reference footage of a 1960 Corvette has been printed on photograph paper, cut out with a craft knife, and photographed sequentially in perspective as the car leaves an orbiting space shuttle and heads back down to earth. "Radar Rider" by Riggs plays in the background as the Corvette makes its descent and the astronaut literally drives his car to his front door...where a terrible fate awaits him. This sequence opens the film and sets the mood for what is to follow...The piece is matted and framed, with Plexiglass. The mat opening is 12" x 9" and the Corvette measures 9" x 6". A very unusual piece of film history! In Fine condition. Piece has been placed over print background for display purposes.

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