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Behind the scenes of Metropolis

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Wait a minute here! Is this supposed to be evidence that Maria is just a girl in a costume? I refuse to believe it!

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No, she is just in mid transformation to full robot.

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She was the inspiration for C3PO.

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The really amazing thing is, the robot costume was sculpted out of a type of wood putty, used for repairing furniture.

That takes some skill, as the stuff is really difficult to work with.

Plus the thing had to have been quite heavy for Bridgett Helm to wear.

It was well worth the effort as the Maria Robotrix is as iconic as it gets.

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Nice find ANZ, as usual. I took the shot and adjusted the contrast to show a bit more background, and a huge pentagram appeared in the upper right of the shot.

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The really amazing thing is, the robot costume was sculpted out of a type of wood putty, used for repairing furniture.

That takes some skill, as the stuff is really difficult to work with.

I wonder if that explains the use of a hair dryer on the suit. A repair job needing a quick curing perhaps??

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A repair job needing a quick curing perhaps??

HEY ANZ - a nice find indeed! a quick repair job was also my first thought - but if you have ever stayed for a longer time in a 7mm neopren diver suit (outside the water...) - you know that cooling down would be a big problem...

I also love the second picture. These men are pushing all the cars - only a few cm / for every new picture, to get the perfect illusion of movings in the big city...

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Edited by Dirk

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IGNORE THOSE MEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN PUSHING LITTLE AUTOMOBILES!

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I would think the hair dryer is being used to cool Miss Helm down.

It took almost an hour and a half to get her into the suit because of all the pieces.

The head and hands were all that could be removed without dismantling something.

I play gorillas in low budget films, and we use hair dryers, ice, and whatever else we can use to cool down,

between takes.

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She was the inspiration for C3PO.

How true. Great photo. :thumbs:

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Nice find ANZ, as usual. I took the shot and adjusted the contrast to show a bit more background, and a huge pentagram appeared in the upper right of the shot.

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Hey Brady,

Wow! Nice pick-up!!

Oh... wait. Wrong response. Let's try this...

Many more behind the scenes photos can be found in this book:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Yhmi6PtOXtwC&dq=isbn+3-930698-85-4&source=gbs_navlinks_s

A little pricey, but, in my opinion, worth it.

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I would think the hair dryer is being used to cool Miss Helm down...

Attention: Pun Alarm! :eeek:

I´m a fan of Brigitte Helm. :biggrin:

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Attention: Pun Alarm! :eeek:

I´m a fan of Brigitte Helm. :biggrin:

Being a FAN, you would have worked also. :thumbs:

Edited by AtomicRobot

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