Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cavorite Sphere



Here are 3 views of the Cavorite Sphere from First Men in the Moon. For those who haven't had the pleasure of seeing this movie here's the plot summary off the IMDB.

Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring that the moon is taken for Queen Victoria proving that the astronauts were not the first men on the moon. On Earth, an investigation team finds the last of the Victorian crew - a now aged Arnold Bedford and he tells them the story of how he and his girlfriend, Katherine Callender, meet up with a inventor, Joseph Cavor, in 1899. Cavor has invented Cavorite, a paste that will allow anything to deflect gravity and he created a sphere that will actually take them to the moon. Taking Arnold and accidently taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take a unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors...

I wanted the image of the Sphere on the moon to have the same feel as the film so for the background I used a few grabs of the moon surface from the DVD and stitched them together in Photoshop and had a mess around with the brightness etc...

7 comments:

Jo Bling said...

Blooming marvellous, Glazy, and something that should be revisited by some kindhearted movie mogul with a penchant for Victorian Sci Fi...

Niel Bushnell said...

Excellent! Really like the film and you've caught the atmosphere of it very well here!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I do love the fact that in the movie when they're on the moon the diving suits they wear for spacesuits don't have any gloves !!

Niel Bushnell said...

It was the 60's, they were all hard back then! Post-War Britain didn't need gloves!

ross cuthbert said...

Love those deep blue shadows, beauty!

Mazzageo said...

Nice work ... One of my favourite movies growing up ... I likes the image ... I think it would be really cool to give it the same treatment as you did with the tripod and the antique photo.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I love this movie. Mad steampunk madness. Another beau vista. You should produce a brochure of imagined locations.