In an interview with ColliderGiacchino talks about how he and editor Jeffrey Ford see the burning of cigarettes as a way for them to pay tribute to the times in which this has been witnessed:
“When we’re doing editing and content, my editor Jeff and I are nerds for stuff like this, and we’re like, ‘Oh, we have to put that stuff in, too. We had to change the reel.’ Because we always approach this as something that was done in the 30s”.
For a moment that really blinks and you miss in the “Werewolf by Night” trailer, when Kirk R. Thatcher screams “death is coming to you,” you’ll notice a small blip on the side of your hand. right corner of the screen.
In case you don’t know what the cigarette marks are, they are used by cinematographers as an indicator of when to move on to the next reel. After all, a single reel only carries a portion of the film. Based on Videocide, a roll can last about 14–20 minutes. In the following decades, the coils would be joined together by the projector, then stacked on top of each other.
However, when monster movies of the 30s and 40s were shown, there was often a dual setup where the moment one reel ended, another projector was set up to play the next. They usually appear in the top right corner of the frame during the last few seconds of the reel.
See if you can catch them all this Friday.
“Werewolf by Night” will premiere on Disney+ on October 7, 2022.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1036946/werewolf-by-nights-cigarette-burns-are-a-love-letter-to-1930s-horror/ Werewolves’ Night Cigarette Burn is a love letter to 1930s horrors