Equilibrium: "Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams..."

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Nexus6

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I just finished this up (while waiting for the glue on another project to dry), & I'm pretty stoked about how it turned out. First, relevant screencaps:

I noted there was actually two versions of this prop. A thin-ish one that fits conveniently into a Grammaton Clerics' front coat pocket:



And a full-sized book that was used in the big Cleric Partridge 'sense-offense' reveal:





For my version, I utilized the graphics provided so graciously by (IIRC) 'amish', created a suitable background for said graphics, sized them, & had them printed out on 70# paper. The book, which I found/purchased on Amazon three years ago, is something I REALLY lucked out on. On-screen, the book Partridge is actually holding is (quoted from the unofficial/official website):

...Sylvia Plath's poetry--not Yeats.' We always see him holding the book, "The Poetry of William Butler Yeats," but if you pause the film where it does a close up on the pages, he is reading two long poems by Sylvia Plath: "The Detective" and "The Bee Meeting."
I was able to find a book of W. B. Yeats' poetry, that was of correct approximate dimensions (height, width, thickness), AND after I got it (this blew my damn mind), the poem Partridge was reading on-screen ("He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven") was not only on the correct (right-hand) side, but was approximately the same distance into the book (!!!).

After paper-cementing my cover onto the book, I set about weathering it. I had actually planned to take my 9mm & make a screen-accurate bullet hole through the book, but I was worried about how much damage might occur to the book (beyond the hole), so I opted for a drill & dremel.

After finishing that up, I decided (even though it isn't screen-accurate) that I would add some blood to the inside of the book, just cuz I'm pretty confident that if one got shot in the throat while holding a book right in front of one's melon, that there would be some spatter. So I took a razor blade (WHATWHATWHAT?) & made a small slice on the palm-side of my middle finger, let a couple drops of blood pool up, then I flicked it at the book a couple of times. After that, I called it done. Anyway, here's the finished piece, & thanks for looking:











 

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comicguy

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Love this movie. Great job on the book and nice touch with the blood splatter, real blood splatter at that.
 

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Nexus6

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In honor of your gangsta wounds I think I'll watch Equilibrium tonight :lol
What a coincidence, that's exactly what I did last night.

But not in honor of my gangsta-ness though. Just because I was in the mood for awesome. :cool:thumbsup
 

vtswordfish

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I really should go back and watch this movie again, I remember enjoying it, this gives me the desire to watch it once more.
 

DRBJR

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I'm calling BS on the gangsta part. A "true" gangsta would shot that book and used a rusty knife on his neck to get the blood! ;)

(don't worry folks, I know him in real life)
 

Nexus6

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I'm calling BS on the gangsta part. A "true" gangsta would shot that book and used a rusty knife on his neck to get the blood! ;)

(don't worry folks, I know him in real life)


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Nexus6

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Oh, BTW, HERE is the exact book I used for the base, in case anyone might be curious... :cool

SHARING IS CARING!!1
 

amish

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Amazing! I am going to locate the origianl graphics I posted somewhere on the RPF and will post a link to them here. I love how it turned out!

Tom
 

Nexus6

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Amazing! I am going to locate the origianl graphics I posted somewhere on the RPF and will post a link to them here. I love how it turned out!

Tom
Thanks!

If you can't find your originals for some reason, let me know, I'll send them to you free of charge. :love :lol
 

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Jon8712

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Excellent work, Nexus! And great find on the base book you used. I'm trying to put a last minute John Preston costume together (couldn't get the pistols on short notice...so I'm going the dog/book/ribbon route :cool ). Is there any chance I could get the cover graphics from you? I just received the base book Friday and would love to have it look as close to the screen-used prop as possible. It might make up for the stuffed Bernese Mountain dog toy I'll be carrying...to have it "checked for disease". heh

Thanks!

Art
'Jon8712'
 

Sundowner

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Sorry I'm late. I missed this thread some how but anywho excellent work! Looks spot on!
 

DaughterofIsaac

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This is utterly amazing, and as Equilibrium is probably my favourite film, I'm very envious. Gorgeous. gorgeous prop. I'd be perpared to pay a fortune for something like this.
 

thequackdealer

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This is beautiful, I would love to make one, would you share the file for the cover art? If so, and if I get around to this I will definitely give it the 9 mm treatment, and post some photos.
 

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