Two Weeks in Another Town Vie Veneto, Rome
1960s street in Rome translucently painted to allow backlighting effects adding depth to the illusion. Areas designated to fall into shadow are painted out with dark gray paint on the rear of the backdrop. This back-painting technique blocks light from behind, creating time-of-day changes, architectural enhancements illuminating windows from behind. Sections of this painting, including the signs and streetlights have been removed and replaced with China silk for brighter lighting effects
A Vincent Minnelli film about a washed-up actor, recently released from an asylum, seeking a new lease on life and his career when offered a part in a movie by a former director.