But this innovative idea doesn’t stop here in this fiction book. It has already been used in a similar way in 2003 in a movie starring Steve Martin called Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. It is a Carl Reiner film, written by Reiner, Steve Martin and George Gide. It was also directed by Reiner. What an amazing job they did with the technology they had back then.
Forrest Gump also used this same technology, inserting celebrity footage into the movie which then became part of the plot. Tom Hanks then acted in the same scene with President Kennedy, for instance. And there’s even more! Billy Crystal did the same thing at the Academy Awards in 2000, and Breyer’s Ice Cream made commercials not long ago starring Clark Gable and Jane Krakowski from Gone with the Wind.
Although this is my original idea in Along Came a Prince, I truly believe that some day in the not too distant future, a movie will be made using an actor from today in a movie from yesteryear. Wait and see. Until then, there’s always Along Came a Prince to read!
Meanwhile, below are three short videos to give your imagination a jump start. The videos from Forrest Gump and Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid are embedded from www.youtube.com. Gone With The Wind video is embedded also from www.dailymotion.com.