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Even the Smallest Movie Props Can Have a Huge Impact

Why Props Matter by Rishi Kaneria is an excellent short about all the different ways that inanimate objects enrich the story being told. Try removing these props from the scenes they’re in, and you’ll rapidly discover how integral they are.


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Having good movie props really does show that you care.... I remember being surprised that the movie Congo, which revolves around finding diamonds to make lasers, couldn’t be bothered to use prop diamonds that looked like diamonds, instead using quartz. Not a huge difference, but you’d think they were just using fakes anyways, why not get some that look right.