Wright and the future

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Paul Ringstrom
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Wright and the future

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I bet you've never heard this before...

FTA: By the early 1950s, Wright was a design superstar. Among the most iconic examples of his work in science fiction is the flying saucer from the 1951 film “The Day the Earth Stood Still.� Referencing his own work on Johnson’s Wax Headquarters in Racine, WI, Wright collaborated with set designers Thomas Little and Claude Carpenter on the spacecraft. As the saucer’s dome opens and closes seamlessly, it gives the appearance of a solid surface without doorways or windows. Discussing the exterior of the saucer, Wright stated that he tried “… to imitate an experimental substance that …acts like living tissue.� Adding, “if cut, the rift would appear to heal like a wound, leaving a continuous surface with no scar.�

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Post by SDR »

I await, admittedly with skepticism, evidence that Mr Wright had anything to do with a favorite film from childhood, "The Day the Earth Stood Still," or that he uttered the words attributed to him in this curious little item.

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Post by lastchancesugarco »

Hmm. I'm a little skeptical too, but I see some similarities to the schematic drawings of the Guggenheim and the Spaceship.

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Post by SDR »

I always thought that the ship looked like one of the ceiling fixures in my grade school.

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Post by RA »

Klatu barada nikto

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Post by Reidy »

The Thirteenth Floor, 1999, was yet another Ennis appearance in a science-fiction movie. It was a time-travel story, switching between 1937 and the movie's own period. The house was one of the cutting-edge contemporary locales, even though it was more than a decade older than the flashbacks.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Budgetary problems prevented the producers of "TDTESS" from paying FLW for his work on the space ship, so in lieu of cash, they offered him the role of Gort. When the massive robot comes out of the spaceship and opens his 'lid' with the laser eye, if you look closely at the opening, you can see the top of FLW's head. Frank was too short to fit into the suit, so he had to walk blind. Several takes were made of the scene, since he didn't hear Patricia Neal utter "Kaatu barada nikto," and continually zapped her. She was never the same after that scene was shot.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6iF5sINVns

Hold for anther clip, showing a very young-looking P Neal.

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