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'THE OMEN' RELIES ON BBC MOTION GALLERY'S CATASTROPHE FOOTAGE

June 9, 2006
'THE OMEN' RELIES ON BBC MOTION GALLERY'S CATASTROPHE FOOTAGE

BBC Motion Gallery-licensed imagery is used in several scenes throughout the film. In one scene, characters watch video of world developments. Near the film’s end, a full frame, climactic montage takes place. Segments licensed from the library include volcanic eruptions, solar eclipses and raging floods and fires. In addition, missile footage, medical experiments, AIDS warnings, oil slicks, riots, war shots, and footage of a plummeting Stock Exchange were also used.

Much of the material was selected through the BBC Motion Gallery Web site (www.bbcmotiongallery.com).

“The footage licensed ran the gamut, from natural catastrophes to wars, weapons and other kinds of disasters resulting more from human nature,” notes BBC Motion Gallery’s Jason Krieger. “Realism in movies is a sign of the times, and we were able to provide The Omen filmmakers with images from the last few decades that support a contemporary version of the catastrophes alluded to as part of this story.”