Tuesday, 15 November 2011

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) Blue

We'll be back round this way again at some point to look at the original spacesuits designed for this film as well as a bit of a breakdown as to what it was all about and my own personal thoughts on it.  However, just for now, here's that blue spacesuit again as first seen in; 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Except its not quite because this is a copy.  To maintain the integrity of his very original film, that cunning Mr Kubrick had ordered the props, costumes and miniatures destroyed after his production had ended and so much of what was needed for the sequel had to be painstakingly recreated from production stills.  And they did a pretty good job from what I can see but having gone to the cost and trouble of building the blue spacesuit again you most probably won't be surprised to hear that they didn't destroy it and it does go one to feature elsewhere.  Now we like that kind of recycling over here at this blog but Stanley must be spinning.


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