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Offline Gerard

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Re:Of Bones and Boxes
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2003, 12:37:51 PM »
(Who's wondering how much more it would've cost to just paint some cornflakes white and have them strewn about.)
I thought I had read once that TV/Movie sets used Ivory snow or potato flakes to try to make winter scenes look real.  Then again, you'd have to clean up the mess to make it look like summer again in the next scene.

And, I guess, not to mention having two types of trees:  leafed and leafless.  My favorite is when a winter scene, even a blizzard, is shot on an exterior set, and there amongst the huge drifts of snow are trees with their full bloom of foilage.  Little House On the Prairie was notorious for that.  But then, Dark Shadows '91 had palm trees sprouting in Collinsport, Maine.  No wonder they always had such mild winters there.


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Re:Of Bones and Boxes
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 02:38:16 AM »
And how about Sheriff Paterson?  Forgive me...I don't remember his name.

Oddly enough, his name is ... Sheriff.  At one point you see his grave stone and it reads "Sheriff Davenport". This seems a rather strange and unnecessary (and hilarious) error in the show. Unless, of course, his name was supposed to be Sheriff.

I always imagined someone working for the show ordered the prop and the producers of the show see that it says "Sheriff Patterson". Then they think to themselves ... "Hmm. We really should order a new one with a real name. Eh. let's use it anyway."

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