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Creating The Pacific Part 3

troop ship west point top deck

Ext. West Point Troopship, coming into Melbourne Docks, January 1943. This concept shows composite of foreground troops on ships deck approaching dock and background crowds on Dock, to make one dramatic shot.  Concept Art by Annette Mackie.

troop ship west point top deck

Ext. Reverse onto Troops on Deck of West Point coming into Melbourne Docks, viewed from crowds point of view. Concept Art by Annettte Mackie.

troop ship west point top deck

Ext. West Point Troopship, departing from Melbourne Docks. Troops release inflated condoms, crowds wave banners of thanks. Concept Art by Annette Mackie.

troop ship west point top deck

Ext. West Point Troopship leaves Melbourne Docks. Troops blow up condoms and release them like balloons.The crowd cheer as the ship moves away out of the dock. Storyboard sequence by Production Designer Anthony Pratt.

troop ship west point top deck

Ext. West Point Troopship.Concept Sketch and Plan for Exterior Set Build by Ships and Vehicles Art Director Jim Millet.

MCG Arrival

Ext. Melbourne Cricket Ground' Schematic Plan and Survey, showing redress and alterations to Victoria Park, Collingwood by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Ext. Melbourne Cricket Ground' Schematic Plan and Survey, showing redress and alterations to Victoria Park, Collingwood by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Photographic Survey of Victoria Park Collingwood, showing working area for 'Melbourne Cricket Ground' build and dress. Photographs by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Flinders Street

Ext. Flinders Street, Melbourne. Schematic Survey and Dressing Plan and
Location Photographs by Location Managers Drew Rhodes and Ben Lowe.

Food and Drink Flinders Street

Int. Food and Drink, Flinders Street. Concept Sketch for Studio Set Build by Production Designer Anthony Pratt. (This Scene was infact finally shot on location).

Tram Night

Int. Tram. Photographic Survey by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Stella's House Back Yard and Roof

Ext. Stellas House Back Yard. Initial Location site survey by Location Art Director Scott Bird. (This Location did actually change to a larger one before filming the scenes).

Stella's House Back Yard and Roof

Ext. Stellas House Back Yard.Initial Location Photographic Survey by Location Art Director Scott Bird.(This Location did actually change to a larger one before filming the scenes).

Air Strip Outskirts Melbourne Night

Ext. Airstrip outside Melbourne. Basilone departs on a DC3 Civilian Passenger Plane for USA. Concept Art by Annette Mackie.

Air Strip Outskirts Melbourne Night

Ext. Airstrip outside Melbourne. Basilone departs on a DC3 Civilian Passenger Plane for USA. Concept Art by Annette Mackie.

Air Strip Outskirts Melbourne

Photographic Survey Ext Essendon Airfield, and Ext DC3 Civilian Aircraft. Photographs by Location Managers Drew Rhodes and Ben Lowe.

Air Strip Outskirts Melbourne

Ext. Airfield outside Melbourne.Schematic Site Survey and Action Plan showing positionings of Aircraft in relationship to hangars and runway,and 'Off Camera'
limits. Drawing by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Train Australian Countryside

Int. Train, Australian Countryside. Survey Photographs at Mornington Peninsula Railway by Location Art Director Scott Bird.

Australian Countryside

Ext. Australian Countryside-Dandenong. Location Photographs by Location Managers Drew Rhodes and Ben Lowe.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Ext. Skyline of San Francisco.Basilones view out of plane as he flies back to USA. Concept Art by Annette Mackie.

Part 3

Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne.

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