Yes, indeed, the Glovers would have been higher than the people at ground level, were they up on the pedestal. But, they weren't.
As I've said, I have been looking at the above image for years, and never once did I think that mother and daughter were elevated. They were just standing back, that's all. They are not any higher than anybody else.
But, in the Bell film, they look high like Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro.
They hovered above, in the rarified air.
So, thank you whoever did that work. You made my 52nd.