Friday, March 18, 2011
American Nuclear Weapon Satellite
Here are some images of my scratch built American Nuclear Weapon Satellite from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
The American nuclear weapon satellite is the first ship you see in the movie even if only for two and a half seconds. It happens .during Stanley Kubrick’s famous three million year jump cut. First you see the man ape Moonwatcher in typical kubrickian glee throwing a bone in the air just after dispatching a rival ape. As the bone spins in the air with the sound of wind in the background it suddenly with a single film splice jumps to the American nuclear weapon satellite and the beginnings of Strauss’s Blue Danube in the background.
This model was basically built by eye using various sources from images from the interweb to the Bizony book to repeatedly hitting the pause button, so I couldn't attest to its accuracy still I think it turned out pretty well.