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Ronin : Vincent [Jean Reno] Mask

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by poormansjb, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. poormansjb

    poormansjb Well-Known Member

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    To allow for close-ups of the spectacular car crashes in Ronin [1998] without revealing the stunt crew, ultra-realistic -- the stubble and brows are real hair embedded in hand-colored silicone -- masks like these were created for each lead character, including Jean Reno's "Vincent" shown here.

    I acquired the masks -- for whatever reason, they came in pairs ... mounted on stunt driver lifecasts which were in turn locked down inside steamer trunks -- during the liquidation auction of 20th Century Props in 2009.

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    There's no sign of use so not sure if these were duplicates or if the idea was abandoned altogether; I can't imagine the drivers agreeing in the end to wear the heavy, restrictive appliances.
     
  2. Guardian Devil

    Guardian Devil Sr Member

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    VERY cool, Used or not, they're very impressive.
    A pair you say :love
     
  3. poormansjb

    poormansjb Well-Known Member

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    Yes, alas, given how they're arranged, I can't break them up ... kind of a set. Here's the original auction listing pic:

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  4. terryr

    terryr Sr Member

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    That's wild. I'll have to look closely the next time I watch it.

    I know they used right hand drive cars [British] with fake steering wheels on the left, so it looked like the actors were driving.
     
  5. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One of my favorite movies. Frankenheimer was the master of filming cars being driven fast.
     
  6. poormansjb

    poormansjb Well-Known Member

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    That there's no CGI involved in that film is pretty amazing.
     

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