The Magic Of The Move Illustrations

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Panoptic Studios produced ‘The Shining Prince’ which is one of Daffy’s most famous films. It was based on historical events concerning the tragic Black Eald Theri Anthrope and the infamous Lord Lir a fiendish mimic octopus monster.

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Buddy Zapt was the studio producer.

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Tiger Davies was the field producer and also the co-star

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Despite her ‘dumb blond’ roles she was actually a smart businesswoman.

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Tiger Davies and Buster Randal co-produced it. Davies also starred as Lady Desiree.

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The real Lady Desiree

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Queen Flavia in real life during the historic events.

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Queen Flavia in the movie.

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Crown Prince Arthur Dagmar Astel in real life.

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Northfolk the Master of The Havens and his younger brother Southfolk during the historic crisis.

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Chief Navigator Hood during the historic crisis.

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King Astel during the crisis, his tragic death ignited the fight for the crown of Zendula.

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The only known drawing of Lord Lir before he became a fiendish mimic octopus monster.

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Queen Maeve.

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Prince Puski

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Prince Puski during the crisis

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Prince Puski after the historic crisis which saw the death of his elder surviving son Theri Anthrope.

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Bear Sherker the younger son of Prince Puski during the historic events which the film portrays.

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Bear Sherker after the death of his older brother Theri Anthrope the Black Eald.

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Adrian Rossii in the film as Bear Sherker

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Adrian Rossii as Bear Sherker in the film with ‘Jenny’.

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The Spy Master during the historic crisis

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Prince ADA’s mysterious bodyguard in the film.

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Daffy with Max Sprat who plays the co- villain based on the ‘Black Astel’.

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Max Sprat with the film’s stunt woman performing in the key action rescue scene. Sprat perished mysteriously during the filming of the movie.

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iconic photographs of Max Sprat as the flamboyant villain the ‘Black Astel’

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studio designers behind the great film.

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commercial airships used in the making of the historic film

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The historic Golden Bear Airship featured in the film

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The wicked Crown Princess in the film.

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The wicked ‘Cat’ making love to the Ghost of the Cossmatii featuring the remarkable (for the time) special effects.

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The wicked Crown Princess revealing her true Were Cat nature in a wonderful special effects mirror.

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The Wicked Crown Princess lashes out at the villainous Lir the Mimic Octopus Monster.

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Eric von Haught the Prussian (really an Austrian Jew) director of the film. After wreaking his career in Hollywood this was his last chance.

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von Haught in one of his Hollywood villain roles.

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Contrary to his Hollywood image Von could be a real charmer until he met his match in Fairawayland which destroyed him.

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Von Haught was last seen by witnesses in a forbidden area of haunting called the Swanfleet near a Mannaz Gate. The insane von Haught was never seen again.

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Horsham ‘Daffy’ Gilbert – Blackheart wrote the script and starred as the Shining Prince Theri Anthrope the Black Eald of Zenroseda.

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Daffy as the Black Eald with Adrian Rossii as his brother Bear Sherker

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Daffy as the Black Eald confronting the evil Lir disguised as the Crown Prince ADA. The real ADA is being held hostage by the evil Black Astel to entrap Theri Anthrope into killing him by mistake, mistaking him for the fiendish mimic octopus monster. The Black Eald is the last person who can stop the fiendish mimic octopus monster from assuming the throne of Zendula disguised as Prince ADA aided and abetted by the wicked Crown Princess.

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Daffy as Theri Anthrope in one of the many lavish costumes of the Late Astel Age of extravagance.

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Daffy’s thin build was helpful to pay the consumptive Black Eald but Daffy’s bleeding ulcers and break down of his health and final day shoot injuries during the film added an unintended touch of realism. The studio never revealed what really happened during the making of the movie. It was considered too shocking and horrific.

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Daffy during the famous ‘I must do this terrible thing! scene.

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Daffy made up for his death scene. Rumors say what happened on the set almost became his death scene.

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This is one of Daffy’s most famous roles but also killed him. Events on the set turned dire and people died under extremely suspicious circumstances which seemed to mirror the original historic events. It was almost as if the magic of the movie was reliving the original supernatural horror.

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Despite the strange events that afflicted the movie set the film contains Daffy’s best romantic scenes opposite Tiger Davies.

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Daffy wrote the script and music which was of course performed lived. ‘Silent’ movies were never really silent.

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The film’s romantic climax is the dance in the gardens of Zenroseda among the famous black roses. The real Theri Anthrope was dying of TB by this time so this is a romantic liberty such as all movies must have.

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Daffy and Max Sprat rehearsed extensively for the climatic duel scene.

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Fetcht Maere  was an unknown bit player when cast as Lord Lir the evil mimic octopus monster. Maere took the role way too seriously. People said he started to actually become Lord Lir.

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He took over the move sets with his increasingly sinister role and highjacked the climax where rumors say the final duel to the death literally became a duel to the death!

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What really happened on the movie set during the final day of shooting is disputed to this day. But so many people died the Thiess Guards the paranormal policeman of the supernatural were called in to secure the crime scene….

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