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Ultimate Survivor

Before the war, Zamperini (Jack O'Connell)
was a track star in his hometown of
Torrance, Calif. Bottom: A camera vehicle
follows the action on the track field.

the image. For me, the well-considered
frame is one in which camera moves are
motivated by the action, or by a look or
a thought."
The picture was made entirely in
Australia, with two-thirds of it shot on
practical locations. Scenes were scheduled around the actors' physical states;
Zamperini and his two fellow planecrash survivors, Russell Allen "Phil"
Phillips (Domhnall Gleeson) and
Francis "Mac" McNamara (Finn
Wittrock), each lost about 70 pounds
while adrift, so the actors lost a significant amount of weight before shooting
began. The first scenes shot took place
halfway through the men's ordeal, and
the production then moved on to
sequences set in the story's three prisoner-of-war camps. Over Christmas
break in late 2013, as the actors were
regaining weight, the scenes of young
Louie were shot in Tamworth, Australia,
standing in for Torrance, Calif. After the
holidays, the filmmakers tackled the
Berlin Olympics, the B-24 sequences
and the early scenes in the raft.
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