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On the ceiling and all around the room stunts?


I was hoping someone could explain to me how they did the scene in which one of them are dancing all around and on top of the ceiling, that was amazing!! Is there a making of movie which explains this? How could he have done that?

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I just found out how it was done under the trivia :) awesome! Rotating room from A Nightmare on Elm Street but I would love to watch that scene again to see the glove on the wall :)

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here is the scene on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahntVMyqOZ0

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Thank you redsoxfan

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The room is a set attached to a gimble. Essentially the gimble is attached to both ends of the box (Turbo's room) and a technicial controls the rotation. Mike (Turbo) then moves around the room according to it's current position. While nothing legendary or new (this same effect can be seen in many films including A Nightmare on Elm St. released the same year) this scene in particular is a testament to Mike's skills as a fantastic dancer and is always fun to watch. I've spoken with Mike on many occasions and he has very fond memories of this time in his life and upholds and remains convinced to this day of the positive message behind and delivered by Electric Boogaloo.

Hope this helps, keep poppin' and lockin'!

Chau, DIEGO

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hey my aunt told me when i was little they turned the camera. this explanation makes sense cuz sometimes it seems as if turbo is movin down an incline. this is a good scene!

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the rotating room was built in 1950 for the Fred Astaire movie Royal wedding. It has be redressed and reused for over 70 years

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in another 11-12 years :)

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they do the same effect in this micallef programme comedy sketch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqEjatCSe0

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There actually was a 'behind the scene' thing. I believe it was on HBO. I remember watching it back then and they the behind the scenes of that scene.

I always tried walking up walls after that. Never quite worked out

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the camera is locked to one angle, which is the floor. the room rotates, the actor senses the movement and hides it by making his move. since the camera is locked, it gives the illusion he is on the walls. Lionel richie did the same thing also.

that set is not the same one fred used. there have been of couple of these sets built over the years.

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I believe it would apply for JoBeth Williams' scene in Poltergeist also.

http://inthe80s.tripod.com/

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You're right, except that Lionel Richie actually danced on the ceiling.

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Turbo was High on PCP....that explains it all!

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The same kind of thing was used for the Lionel Richie video for Dancing on the Ceiling.

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