Mirrors are a motif all through “Final Night time In Soho.” Throughout the flashbacks, every time Eloise appears to be like at her reflection, she sees Sandie staring again at her. These photographs mirror the movie’s themes of identification, and particularly how Eloise sees in Sandie the particular person she needs to be. The pictures of the mirrored ladies have been completed with a quite simple method: placing the actresses subsequent to one another. As Wright defined to Polygon, “They’re truly standing subsequent to one another, for essentially the most half. Once they’re very shut to one another, what you are watching onscreen is definitely what’s occurring.”
What was extra difficult was the dance scene. Now, one lady was taking the place of the opposite, fairly than each being onscreen concurrently. There are a complete of six adjustments all through the minute-long dance (three from Sandie to Eloise, and three again once more). When you watch the scene rigorously, you will discover that each one however the first change happen when Sandie or Eloise are briefly out of view — both one has stepped offscreen, or somebody or one thing is obscuring them. This was achieved in order that in the course of the shoot, Taylor-Pleasure and McKenzie might commerce locations forwards and backwards with out being seen, creating the phantasm of them being one and the identical.
Capturing the scene naturally required cautious timing from the actors, on prime of nice consideration to digicam motion and blocking. Matt Smith recalled (through Polygon):
“We rehearsed with the choreographer, Jen White, fastidiously. We labored very exhausting to get ourselves free and swaying in that ’60s-esque type. Loads of the visible tips have been achieved with us working across the again of the digicam and hiding, and leaping up — making an attempt to run spherical and never be within the shot, after which come out once more and make issues work.”