Katniss better watch her ass
October 28, 2013 5:39 PM Subscribe
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (29 comments total)
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There's a number of things that make 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
so awesome. There's the star power and charisma of Errol Flynn. There's Erich Wolfgang Korngold's great score. There's the glorious three-strip Technicolor process. And then, leaning in the corner there, is Howard Hill
Howard Hill served as archery instructor on the film and performed the famous splitting of the arrow shot. More impressive than this was all the other
arrow shots he made. Anytime you see a scene
where someone is shot, that's Hill firing and hitting a three inch block of balsa wood
(backed by 1/16 inch steel) hidden underneath the stuntman's costume. You can see the man in action (along with the requisite-for-the-period eye candy) in the short "Cavalcade of Archery"
. His excellence in the sport is gone into great length
at his family company's website.