YEAR: 1958


South Pacific was filmed almost entirely on location. The Hawaiian, Balearic, and Fijian islands all played a part in creating the breathtaking look in South Pacific.
While filming “Bali Ha’I” director, Josh Logan wanted colored lenses that would subtly change the look of the scene. However, the color changes in this scene are more than subtle, and they were the result of a fight. Colorist Leon supplied him with lenses that would do the job, but Logan thought that they were too subtle. After a long disagreement, Logan attempted to create the lenses himself. When Logan and the crew realized that the film was now far too colorful, they tried everything they could to fix the film strips but to no avail. It was too late.


Joshua Logan


John DeCuir Sr.