• Behind the Scenes - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

    Behind the Scenes - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

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  • 3 years ago
  • Behind the Scenes - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

    Behind the Scenes - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

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  • 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 )

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  • 3 years ago
  • 'Metropolis' (1927)

    'Metropolis' (1927)

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  • 3 years ago
  • 'KRONOS' (1957)

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  • 3 years ago
  • 'The Mysterians' (1957)

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  • 3 years ago
  • 'Devil Girl from Mars' (1954)

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  • 3 years ago