Leslie Special headlights - non functional

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Leslie Special headlights - non functional

Postby ric » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:26 pm

The Leslie Special's headlights are only ever turned on in two scenes of the film:

[1] when Leslie and Max are driving to the Baron's castle
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[2] when Max is driving the Leslie special after Leslie has broken in to the castle.
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Straight after the first scene, you see the car pull up, with the lights already turned off, and can see they look different to the rest of the movie.
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There is a "modern" electric sealed beam unit inside the housing.

For the rest of the film, the housing is entirely filled by a large reflector, and a small "Y" shaped burner. These imitate genuine "Carbide acetylene" lamps of the period. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp

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Plainly these were too much hassle to make work in the movie car.

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