Author Topic: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!  (Read 2118 times)

PSYCHOPATH

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO A CHLOROFORM SCENE DO IT RIGHT!  Look, if you are going to do a chloroform scene you need to use either a rag or bandanna folding in square big enough to cover the NOSE AND MOUTH when pressed against the "victims" face eventually rendering him unconscious.  It doesn't matter how hot or how good the actor is, if it's not done right it takes away from the fantasy. 

doug

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 408
    • View Profile
Re: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 02:28:14 PM »
Agree!!!! 

deadeyeswide

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
    • View Profile
Re: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 04:54:16 PM »
I also agree.  Covering both the nose and the mouth is particularly crucial.

Victor

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 324
    • View Profile
Re: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 08:40:22 PM »
Thank you.

In past productions is something that was pointed out and that we corrected in later and current productions.

When there is no rag of any sort is just suffocation with Hand Over Mouth.

m_writer

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 27
  • Bizarre imagination
    • View Profile
Re: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 02:27:32 AM »
Victor, could it be a difficulty/safety issue?

When putting a rag over someone's nose and mouth, do the actors have problems breathing or something similar?  Because if this is the case, I do have a suggestion.

Use cotton-wool rolls. Cotton is one of the most breathable fabrics, and if you buy the rolls, you can easily cut them into the shape of a rectangular pad to cover an actor's nose and mouth. So the actor can grunt and have his lower face completely covered but he'll be able to breathe a bit better.
I'll think of a signature later...

Victor

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 324
    • View Profile
Re: QUIT USING A BARE HAND OR TISSUE TO SIMULATE A CHLOROFORM SOAKED RAG!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 07:35:14 PM »
Safety is always first.

Thank you for your suggestion :)