Thanks for indulging me in my little experiment.I have been a lifelong fan of artists Sergio Aragones,and Antonio Prohias.The two of them are absolute masters of dialogue free comic storytelling,and after Dialogue Free Comics Day I had to see if I could tell an entire story with no dialogue.I have to admit it was a challenge,but fun,and going back to work with words and ink has been interesting to say the least.
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Even though the airship only “flies” on the end of a crane,and not under it’s own power,the film’s producers were required by law to notify all people living within a 100 mile radius that a woman was operating a vehicle with a motor.
Unable to afford an actual airplane,Smithee had crewmembers build a “flying machine for the film’s climactic ending.
Up until 2008,it was believed this was the first instance of “explosion surfing” in cinema.Recently uncovered test footage from Thomas Edison,have revealed he invented it back in 1892.
Film historians still argue over which shots contain the real baby,and which have the doll.It’s been confirmed the bag in this shot contains the actual baby.
The scene of the male zombie being shot was removed from the film before it”s release.It turns out that blank cartridges weren’t as safe in those days,and Smithee deemed the accident too graphic for the audience of the day.
Smithee tried to hire an actual voodoo Bokor from Haiti,to make actual Zombies for the film.Given the civil unrest in the country at the time though,he was unable to do so.
Mary Silvani(1890-1974),played Zombie Victim, is considered to be cinema’s first Scream Queen.In her entire career of over 50 films she screamed and/or died 173 times.
Joe Corde was an anagram for famed silent film actor Marty “Happy” Scholomance,who played the hand coming out of the grave.