• Maria

    (Source: sydneyprosser, via misssadiethompson)

    #film  
    #1920s  

  • 1 year ago
  • criterioncorner:

Peter Lorre and Fritz Lang comparing notes on the set of M
Peter Lorre’s iconic child-killer Hans Beckert seems like one of those movie villains so fundamentally a part of the cinema that to see him between takes is something of a rare and hugely jarring shock to the system. and yet here he is, in full costume, chatting with Fritz Lang about his motivation, or the latest fashions in knee-high socks… but probably his motivation. i barely recognize him in this blanket lighting. great photo, need more BTS stuff from this, one of of my favorite films.
via (@ericvespe’s Behind the Scenes Pic column at AICN).

    criterioncorner:

    Peter Lorre and Fritz Lang comparing notes on the set of M

    Peter Lorre’s iconic child-killer Hans Beckert seems like one of those movie villains so fundamentally a part of the cinema that to see him between takes is something of a rare and hugely jarring shock to the system. and yet here he is, in full costume, chatting with Fritz Lang about his motivation, or the latest fashions in knee-high socks… but probably his motivation. i barely recognize him in this blanket lighting. great photo, need more BTS stuff from this, one of of my favorite films.

    via (@ericvespe’s Behind the Scenes Pic column at AICN).

    (Source: thedeathoffilm, via salesonfilm)

    #m  
    #film  

  • 2 years ago
  • Poster art for Fritz Lang’s Frau im Mond “Woman in the Moon,” 1929

    Poster art for Fritz Lang’s Frau im Mond “Woman in the Moon,” 1929

    #1920s  
    #1929  
    #German  
    #Weimar  
    #art  
    #classic  
    #film  
    #rocket  
    #sci-fi  
    #space  
    #vintage  

  • 3 years ago
  • This painting represents R2-D2 and C-3PO first arriving on Tatooine after their narrow escape from the Imperial Stormtroopers via a Life Pod (which can be seen in the background). Production artist Ralph McQuarrie used a photograph of the Oregon coast to guide his painting of the landscape, following the line of the cliff and replacing the ocean with sand dunes.
C-3PO was inspired by the beautiful robot seen in Fritz Lang’s classic silent film Metropolis, but George Lucas wanted it to look more male then female. McQuarrie’s C-3PO looks much more graceful and slim than the ‘droid was to become in the film. The problems of a person moving in all of that equipment made it necessary for C-3PO’s body to be bigger and to have larger joints.
Lucas wanted R2-D2 to be like a small tripod which would move by throwing one leg outward and pitching itself forward like a man on crutches. but the problems of getting R2-D2 to move in that manner couldn’t be solved, so he had to be made to glide forward or hobble about. (via The Star Wars Portfolio by Ralph McQuarrie )

    This painting represents R2-D2 and C-3PO first arriving on Tatooine after their narrow escape from the Imperial Stormtroopers via a Life Pod (which can be seen in the background). Production artist Ralph McQuarrie used a photograph of the Oregon coast to guide his painting of the landscape, following the line of the cliff and replacing the ocean with sand dunes.

    C-3PO was inspired by the beautiful robot seen in Fritz Lang’s classic silent film Metropolis, but George Lucas wanted it to look more male then female. McQuarrie’s C-3PO looks much more graceful and slim than the ‘droid was to become in the film. The problems of a person moving in all of that equipment made it necessary for C-3PO’s body to be bigger and to have larger joints.

    Lucas wanted R2-D2 to be like a small tripod which would move by throwing one leg outward and pitching itself forward like a man on crutches. but the problems of getting R2-D2 to move in that manner couldn’t be solved, so he had to be made to glide forward or hobble about. (via The Star Wars Portfolio by Ralph McQuarrie )

    #C-3PO  
    #R2-D2  
    #android  
    #robot  
    #sci-fi  
    #classic  

  • 3 years ago
  • retrogasm:

The premier of Metropolis 1927 (Ufa-Pavillon am Nollendorfplatz, Berlin)

    retrogasm:

    The premier of Metropolis 1927 (Ufa-Pavillon am Nollendorfplatz, Berlin)

    #1920s  
    #sci-fi  
    #german  
    #berlin  

  • 3 years ago