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The Northfield Minnesota Raid: Anatomy of a Scene

THE NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID: ANATOMY OF A SCENE describes the making of the most famous and impressive action sequence in Walter Hill’s THE LONG RIDERS: the failed robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota. Director Hill and actors James Keach and Robert Carradine discuss the scene’s genesis and production. »Discussed at length is the special effects and the sound design which accompany the film’s most emphatic sequence. The physicality of the old-school physical effects and the surreal, encompassing sound design of slow motion bullets, were integral to the scene. Also discussed as part of the sequence is the moment that the gang, on horseback jump through the window of a shop front and out the window at the other side. The intricacies of teaching the animals to jump through the window – first empty, then covered in saran wrap (clingfilm in the UK), then finally with the glass in place, provide fascinating insight.« (Robert Munro, Eye For Film)

PUBLISHED ON THE FOLLOWING DVDS:

The Long Riders (UK: Blu-ray)