In Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves,
director Kevin Reynolds wanted to open with an establishing
shot of Jeruslaem in 1194 A.D. Even if the filmmakers hadn't
been prevented from traveling to the real Jerusalem by the
outbreak of the Gulf War, their choice of shots would have
been sereverly limited by the presence of modern buildings
next to the ancient landmarks.
live-action plate of the call to prayer was photographed
on our MWD sound stage.
final composite, with a moving sunrise element and smoke
elements from morning cooking fires.