So, does it include the poster and Playboy centrefold?
If it doesn't, then he'd better get his money back.
Princess Leia's CR90 Corvette, also known as the Rebel blockade runner, has been sold at a Los Angeles auction for $450,000. The miniature film prop was the first ship to appear in the Star Wars franchise, appearing straight after the famous opening text crawl from the first film Episode IV: A New Hope. Leia's ship is …
I was amazed by the down-vote flood (by Reg standards) for your sensible comment, so I give the first posi-vote.
I saw the film as a small child, once since, I liked and like it, but I don't even remember what that miniature looked like.
Surely, if it was so epochal, there must be plastic model kits that, with careful painting and staining, would look even better than the original?
Maybe even a cheaper die-cast metal job?
Oh well, I am off to carefully pose my huge collection of Jar-Jar Binks action figures.
Jar-Jar was the greatest!
"Surely, if it was so epochal, there must be plastic model kits that, with careful painting and staining, would look even better than the original?"
Quite possibly, but such a kit would not have been used in the opening scene of one of the most important and beloved science-fiction movies of all time. Nor would it have been created by people working in one of the most important effects departments of all time.
It wouldn't have been painstakingly assembled from mixtures of card and plastic and bits of other kits and then painted to look as realistic as possible in the lighting conditions of the shoot.
In the end it is, of course, just plastic and metal and has no intrinsic value, but then the Mona Lisa is really just wood and oil and ground up rocks and plants and bugs.
The down votes for Jake is for him pretending not to understand the value of this piece. Whether he cares for it or not is irrelevant - he understand why it is valuable and why someone would pay that much for it, even if he thinks it's a waste.
For you, I want to just clarify that when someone says 'miniature', in this context, they are talking about the original film prop - a one-off. It seems that you understand this when you say 'original' but then I am not so sure when you say that you "don't even remember what that miniature looked like".
It looked like the ship in the movie. Because, you know, it was the ship in the movie.
Wait, there was another escape pod? I'll have to check again, but this certainly adds weight to the Skywalker family conspiracy thing! I mean the theory was already convincing but what if it turns out that crazy old guy that everyone thought had been living in the desert had in fact been off-planet and only barely managed to get back (in that second escape pod) in time to find the boy and the robots?
This is obviously another one of these things where it looks like a smoothly-oiled operation but on closer inspection we see part of it that only barely scraped through by sheer luck.
Anyone unclear on the details should certainly refer to Mr Putnam's excellent documentary "Luke's Change: an Inside Job".
"There goes another one" just means they grilled all the ones that went before.
Clearly this movie was made when strapping bombs onto your body and doing a terrorbombing on the visiting
law and order peoplewhitejackets as opposed to dying like a bitch was not yet considered a tactic to seriously pursue.
I'm sorry, is that your breathing? I can hardly hear myself think.
My friend, can I offer a word of advice? Simplify.
There's simply too much going on; you're evil, you're ashmatic, you're a robot.
And what's with the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don't think so.
It is slightly different, but that whole movie is a cut-n-paste from Magnificent Seven (down to the point of using some of the same actors in the same role - f.e. Steve Vaughn), The Seven Samurai and run through a Star Wars theme generator.
As far as Sci Fi goes that is the cream of the cr***, probably with very few to match it.
The corellian corvette design was originally intended to be used as the millennium falcon, so it is a whopping great thing almost 2 meters long and much larger than needed for the shots it was in and built with a lot more detail. There were a lot of man hours that went into it. Not to mention that fact that it is the prop which is seen in the opening of the first film of one of the largest fandoms and franchises on earth.
I won't talk about the dress....
Wookipedia says, amongst other things, that "The 150 meter-long craft could reach speeds of 950 kilometers per hour" Erm, shurely shome mishtake? Earth-Moon distance 240,000 miles or 384,000km, so that corvette can get there in about 404 hours, or just over 16 days. Apollo, on the other hand, managed something approaching 40,000kph at top speed, and took just 3 days to get to the Moon, so an average speed of 5,300kph or thereabouts.
Sounds like Princess Leia sholld sue those darned Corellians for selling her such an awful pile of junk! 8-}
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