Thursday, June 01, 2006

Franky and the Martlets

I've about recovered from seeing "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". One day I may even find it in my heart to forgive.
In the meantime, here's a nice shot of Franky in formation with her flight of Martlets.

...and this is another grab from my pile of sketches; a non-conventional configuration for a prop driven fighter done long before the film. It's nothing earth-shattering, anyone that has a reasonable grasp of aircraft from the period would have stumbled along the same design eventually. I just enjoy the similarities the film display to my design, even down to the Commonwealth roundel forward of the cockpit. Of course my aircraft NEVER go aquatic.

...and here's a REAL Martlet. Salute!!!


Fred Schiller said...

Ah, Franky. I could spend a week vacationing on those lips.

Norm Dwyer said...

Franky was the very very best part of this movie. Apparently Angelina Jolie was the only actor go 'get' the whole concept. Everyone else was acting like they were in a green screen room with no clue as to what was going on. Angelina, to her credit, got it. She was there. In her head. Her performance alone warrants a spin off of the Franky character.

And SCATWOT seems to have driven the last nail in Kerry Conran's embroyonic career. Before the movie's release he was lined up to do Princess of Mars. Now... he seems to have dissappeared off of the Hollywood radar.

By the way, if you watched this on DVD i hope you watched his original short, that was the 'seed' for this movie. Everything about it was better than the final movie. Even the longer cornier title was cooler.