Artistic interpretation of Tom Hardy “in action” inside the modified Yak-52TW used for Spitfire cockpit inflight shots in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” 2017 movie. According to some friends a sheer good way to spend an evening. Not so sure in my case. Still pending, I’m not a Nolan’s admirer. Some day…, maybe, perhaps.
Hardy wears the unmistakable B helmet, a crude D oxygen mask and the magnificent Mk IVb googles with the anti-glare polarised screen up. The latter’s an anachronism if I’m not very mistaken.
Artist: Mauro Belfiore.
Utterly imaginative fighter and lovely-shaped drop tanks. Shades of a slick propless Thunderscreech in that design.
An O.K. ad in my humble opinion.
Not a devoted Trekkie by any means, but the original series had something. I like particularly those episodes when the action took part at the Earth. Among them Season 1 “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”, with a Starfighter in it, is at the very top.
Our hero wears the usual headgear of the era, nicely customised though. Ah, and a very clean Orange International jumpsuit.
Majestic Czech poster of the soviet movie Небо зовет (The Sky Beckons) by artist Dobroslav Foll, 1959.
A L-2000 with its visor down and ready to land at the Santa Monica Island Airport (CA). Neither the L-2000 nor this airport, designed with the demands of the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) in mind, survived the SST program debacle.
Artist: Donald Jaye (1968).
50 years ago today Tintin and his friends met Mr. Armstrong on the Moon. Commissioned by the Dechy advertising agency Hergé drawn this hilarious picture. Curiously, both Neil Armstrong and Tintin continued with their unruffled lives after their return to Earth.
© Hergé / Moulinsar.
Talking the other day about Olivia de Havilland’s 103 anniversary with a cinephile friend I remarked that she, and her sister Joan Fontaine, were not the only movie stars of the family. Their cousins’ brainchildren have also appeared in considerable number in the “silver screen.” Dragon Rapides, Mosquitos and especially Moths like this superb Gypsy Moth from the incomparable “Out of Africa.”
A charismatic and iconic actor indeed.