One great advantage with this method is the ease of resoling when the sole wears out, adding years to the lifespan of a well-cared-for pair. In the Blake Stitch method, the sole is simply stitched directly to the upper for a lighter, sleeker, but less durable shoe. Both approaches result in a quality shoe.
The most complicated scene for the special effects team was the scene at the toll booth where Sonny Corleone is ambushed. To create the illusion of a tommy-gun attack, James Caan's (Sonny) suit was rigged with more than 400 explosive squibs and 127 pouches of fake blood.
The technical preparations for the "corkscrew" jump had to be exact! Still, thanks to the precise amount of calculations, a very skilled driver, and several cameras, the stunt was nailed in one single take. Sadly though, they had to go and spoil it with that cringe-worthy cartoon slide-whistle sound effect.
During the war, the military employed specialist miners to dig tunnels. The main objective was to place mines beneath the enemy’s defensive positions. When detonated, the trenches were destroyed. The infantry would then advance towards the enemy’s...