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|Four matte shots from the cross country chase sequences.|
|The classic ballroom matte - frequently applied throughout the 30's and 40's - and beautifully executed here.|
|Another of several fantastic, moody and thrilling matte shots from the same set piece - one of Hitch's best bits of business! Just love this shot so much.|
|Tremendous matte shots from the same climax. The actor is seen to slip down halfway through the matte line at one point and his legs disappear from view - but it takes several viewings to spot it.|