Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Star Wars: Identities


Now believe it or not, I am not a huge Star Wars fan (I haven't even seen the most recent movies) but this exhibition put on by the Montreal Science Centre was great- extremely well put together and very entertaining. Last year they had Indiana Jones, which I really enjoyed because they are some of my favourite movies. Unfortunately the exhibit last year didn't allow any pictures, but this one did, so I thought I would share some. I'll just post a few here, but you can see them all in my flickr album.

I enjoyed seeing the costumes and models up close, but I was particularly intrigued by the character development vignettes. I always thought that the physical appearance of a character was pretty clear right from when the story gets written, but it turns out, at least for Star Wars, that the characters went through many different phases in appearance before they got to the ones we see on the screen. Yoda was particularly interesting, as he basically started out looking like a garden gnome!









I think a movie marathon is in order.


Joy said...

Never been that big of a fan but this looks absolutely awesome.

Prêt à Porter P said...

I love me a star wars costume. I haven't seen the originals since the last time they were re-leased in theaters...could be a decade ago...